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PNREC brings together members of the business, government, and academic communities to explore major economic trends and issues in the Pacific Northwest.
The 2015 Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) will be held in Bellingham, WA on April 23 – 24. The Conference Chair is Professor Hart Hodges of Western Washington University.
- National Outlook Speaker, Duncan Meldrum, Hilltop Economics LLC.
- Energy Speaker, Peter MacConnachie, Suncor Energy.
- Tiebout Lecture, Jean-Claude Thill, UNC-Charlotte.
- The annual State and Provincial Outlook Session featuring well-known regional economists.
- Other Plenary Speakers.
PNREC welcomes all submissions related to the regional economy. Topics of interest for concurrent sessions might include:
• technology, demographics and economic development
• the economic implications of defining a Salish Sea region
• energy, carbon and the environment
• transportation and export of energy resources
• water resources
• income inequality
• regional economic growth
• transportation infrastructure and constrained public budgets
• student research projects