Five County Economic Development Councils’ Regional Forecast & Innovation Expo in December to Focus on Economic Leadership during Uncertain Times
The economic development organizations of five counties will focus on what leadership looks like in the world of constant change brought about by COVID-19 at this year’s Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, December 3, 2020, online at Swapcard.com.
This year’s Economic Forecast marks the 12th anniversary of the region’s five leading economic development agencies collaborating to create the region’s largest conference that focuses on economic vitality and community development as it is today and as it will be tomorrow and beyond!
Congresswoman-elect Strickland is part of the welcome and will address the need for strong leadership to weather this economic crisis. As Mayor of Tacoma, the Congresswoman-elect helped guide Tacoma out of the last economic recession. She will look to do the same for the 10th Congressional District; first, by putting science first and ensuring that we get COVID under control; and second, by working to pass another stimulus package which invests in workers and small businesses and gets cash directly into people’s hands. The Congresswoman-elect will look specifically at harnessing our region’s potential by manufacturing what we need to address COVID – PPE, medical equipment, life-saving drugs – right here in the South Sound.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Bill Conerly, who will forecast the national and local economic outlook during a time of crisis and uncertainty. Breakout sessions will dive deeper into innovations and adaptations taking place within workforce development and the medical industry.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and our Speaker Sponsor, Columbia Bank. Event Sponsorships and booths in the Exhibition Hall are available. For more information, contact Holly House at [email protected]
WHO: Thurston EDC, Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., Lewis County EDC, Mason County EDC and Pacific County EDC. WHAT: 2020 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. WHERE: This virtual event will take place online at Swapcard.com COST: $45 per person
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