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Annual Regional Economic Forum - REF18

  • Confluence Technology Center 285 Technology Center Way Weantchee, WA (map)

Annual NCWEDD Regional Economic Forum
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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!

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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


Nurturing a NCW Arts Economy

Karen Francis-McWhite, NCWEDD


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

 

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