2019 NCW Regional Economic Forum

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Thank you for registering for the Annual NCW Regional Economic Forum. We look forward to seeing you at Campbell's Resort on April 22nd. A limited number of rooms have been contracted for the event and can be booked by calling the property at 800.553.8225 and using discount code 525928. We encourage those planning to reserve hotel rooms to book early to guarantee discounted rate and rooms. Campbell’s Resort will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and a Jazz brunch on Sunday, April 21, 2019. This is a great way to include the family and enjoy Lake Chelan before the Forum on Monday.

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Campbell's Resort on Lake Chelan

104 West Woodin Avenue

Chelan, WA 98816

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Thank you for registering for the Annual NCW Regional Economic Forum. We look forward to seeing you at Campbell's Resort on April 22nd. A limited number of rooms have been contracted for the event and can be booked by calling the property at 800.553.8225 and using discount code 525928. We encourage those planning to reserve hotel rooms to book early to guarantee discounted rate and rooms. Campbell’s Resort will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and a Jazz brunch on Sunday, April 21, 2019. This is a great way to include the family and enjoy Lake Chelan before the Forum on Monday.
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2019 NCW Regional Economic Forum -- Fostering Inclusive Prosperity

Fostering Inclusive Prosperity

The NCWEDD hosts an annual gathering of regional experts and practitioners, and specialists from beyond the region to exchange ideas, learn about tools and strategies that can advance economic outcomes across the region, and challenge each other to think creatively and innovate solutions that respect the character of our communities while helping them progress and grow.

SESSIONS WILL:

  • Highlight innovative and replicable projects from across North Central Washington

  • Feature strategies and resources that could be useful in our region

  • Foster structured networking opportunities

  • Provide hands-on workshops

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9:00 Welcome & Housekeeping

NCWEDD


9:15 Keynote Panel 1

The Geography of Opportunity (Zones) in NCW

Moderator: Ron Cridlebaugh, Port of Douglas

Panelists:

Clay Gatens, JDSA Law

Ernest Rasmussen, Colville Confederated Tribes

Lisa Smith, Washington State Microenterprise Association

10:15 - 11:15 Morning Breakout Sessions

Affordable and Middle Market Housing Initiatives

Moderator: Kurt Danison

Panelists:

Steve Maher, Our Valley Our Future

Ted Picollo, Northwest Native Development Fund

North Star Opportunity Zones, Projects & Funds

Moderator: Randy Agnew

Panelists:

Karen Francis-McWhite, NCWEDD

Kyle Wiese, OZI Opportunity Zone Investments

Health, Wellness and Inclusive Prosperity

Panelists:

Christal Eshelman, North Central Accountable Communities of Health

Deb Miller, Action Health Partners

Dr. Patrick Jones, Eastern Washington University

11:45 - 12:30 Keynote Panel 2

Research and Innovation in NCW - The Bridge Research and Innovation District

Moderator: Steve Maher

Panelists:

Kirk Hudson,Chelan County Public Utility District

Jim McFerson, Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee

Lacy Stockton, Empower Dataworks

Steve Stefanides, Wenatchee Valley College


12:45 - 2:15 Afternoon Workshops

NCWEDD Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Workshop

Facilitator: Karen Francis-McWhite, NCWEDD

Career Connected Learning In Practice

Moderator: Roni Holder-Diefenbach

Panelists:

Marcus Alden, Apprenticeship Advantage, Washington Employment Security Division

Steve King & Allison Williams, City of Wenatchee, City Council for a Day


Microenterprise Development in Washington State

Presenter: Lisa Smith, Washington State Microenterprise Association

2:15 - 2:45 Afternoon Coffee Service hosted by WSMA

Conversation Map: Inclusive Prosperity in NCW

2:45 - 3:30 Keynote Panel 3

Sustainable Development and Data Centers in NCW: Lessons from Quincy

Organized by the Port of Douglas County

3:30 Closing

NCWEDD


Thank you to our: Regional Innovation Sponsors: the Community Foundation of NCW, Microsoft and Washington State Microenterprise Enterprise Association; Forum Sponsor, the Port of Douglas County; and our Community Sponsors, The Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Alliance of Okanogan County!

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please note that the one way bridge into downtown Chelan is under construction and you will need to come in by way of 97 to Woodin. Parking is available free of charge at Campbell's Resort.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.


Who is coming to the Forum?

So far, we have attendees coming from:

468 communications; Chelan County PUD; City of Chelan; City of East Wenatchee; City of Entiat; City of Okanogan; City of Omak; City of Rock Island; City of Tonasket; City of Wenatchee; the Colville Confederated Tribes; Community Choice dba Action Health Partners; Cornerstone Community Affordable Housing; Economic Alliance of Okanogan County; the US Economic Development Administration; the Washington State Employment Security Department; Empower Dataworks; Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce; eqpd; Family Health Centers; Highlands Associates; HUD; the Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship; the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University; JDSA Law; Microsoft; Mid-Valley Hospital; North Central Accountable Community of Health; North Central Educational Services Districts; North Valley Hospital; Northwest Native Development Fund; the Office of Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D.; Okanogan County; Opportunity Zone Investments; Our Valley Our Future; Port of Chelan County; Port of Douglas County; Roosevelt Lake Realty at Lincoln, LLC; Washington State Department of Commerce; Waterville Chamber of Commerce; Wenatchee Downtown Association; Wenatchee Valley College; Wenatchee Valley College Foundation; Wenatchee World; Women's Resource Center of NCW; WorkSource Okanogan; WSU Wenatchee Research & Extension Center; Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center

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