Annual NCWEDD Regional Economic Forum
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Confluence Technology Center, Wenatchee
Sponsored in part by the Port of Douglas County, Microsoft TechSpark, the Economic Alliance of Okanogan County, and the City of Wenatchee
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Many thanks to the nearly 140 people who joined us at the Annual Regional Economic Forum, including economic development stakeholders and innovators across Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, and beyond!
Do you have some ideas for sessions for REF19? Please submit REF19 those here.
2018 Regional Economic Forum Program includes IRIS stories and information. Link to Program
Select PDFs of the presentations are available for your review below. Link to Agenda
Morning Plenary: Innovative NCW Partnerships:
Lisa Romine, NCWDC/Skillsource, "Career Connect Washington"
Morning Breakout Sessions:
Status of NCW Entrepreneurship
Jonathan Baker, eqpd
Stacy Luckensmeyer, WVC Center for Entrepreneurship
Putting the "Community" in Community Economic Development
- Steve Maher, Our Valley Our Future
- Carlene Anders, Okanogan Long Term Recovery Group
Expanding Business Finance Options
- Jenny Rojanasthien, GWATA/Flywheel Conference, Angel and VC investments
- Ted Piccolo, Northwest Native Development Fund
Nurturing a NCW Arts Economy
The Right Data for the Right Thing at the Right Time
Dr. Patrick Jones, Eastern Washington University and Jerrilea Crawford, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Afternoon Plenary: Regional Broadband Update
- Gary Ivory, Douglas County PUD
- Ron Gadeberg, Okanogan County PUD
- Mike Coleman, Chelan County PUD