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A New U: Inspiration for Pivoting to the 'New Economy'

Washington experts discuss the future of learning and working in a post-pandemic economy. Sponsored by WGU Washington.

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After a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions and anxieties are arising as to what the world will look like as we prepare to approach "life as normal."

One theme on everyone's mind is the pandemic's effect on the economy. People are wondering: How will businesses thrive as people move around? What job industries will survive? If I'm looking to change paths, where do I start? What barriers do we have yet to overcome?

The KING 5 special presentation "A New U: Inspiration for Pivoting to the New Economy" sponsored by WGU Washington aims to answer these questions and more. We chat with local community and business leaders about how these long-term remote working and learning conditions are impacting our regional economy and what the future could look like.

Additionally, WGU Washington shares their role in helping boost the economy – through accredited online higher education that aims to make earning a degree accessible to anyone.

Explore the chapters below for interviews with experts, as well as resources and success stories to inspire you as we head toward a new era.