Economic Development Councils’ Regional Innovation Expo in December to Celebrate Emerging Economic Sectors including Media, Brewing, Arts/Culture/Creativity and Sports/Outdoor Recreation – ThurstonTalk

Submitted by Thurston EDC

The economic development organizations of five counties will highlight Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council’s newly updated industry cluster study—including new emerging sectors—at this year’s Regional Innovation Expo on December 5, 2019, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound.

Presentations will focus on regional initiatives within the new emerging sectors of Media/Video Production/Web Portal Hosting and Creative Arts/Sports & Recreation. Event organizers are planning breakout sessions led by regional leaders doing innovative work in the established sectors of Medical/Life Sciences, Food Production/Agriculture and Tourism/Hospitality. We are excited to tell stories that interweave the established and emerging sectors together into one robust economic fabric.

Panel discussions will also feature experts on the future of workforce, dynamic changes in technology, the changing face of commerce, and experts on the state of the economy from each of the five counties.

This year’s Expo marks the 11th 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!

Event Sponsorships and booths in the Exhibition Hall are available. For more information, contact Holly House at [email protected]

WHO: Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., Lewis County EDC, Mason County EDC, Pacific County EDC, and Thurston EDC.
WHAT: 2019 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.
WHERE: Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531

Registration is now open. Visit or call one of the five organizing groups:

Greater Grays Harbor, Inc:  360-532-1924; Lewis County EDC: 360-748-0114; Mason County EDC:  360-426-2276; Pacific County EDC:  360-875-9330; Thurston EDC: 360-754-6320.