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2015 Program

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2015 Presentations

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PNREC Partners

We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2015 and in previous years:

Gold-level Partners:

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines


Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle

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PNREC 2016 will be in Vancouver, WA on May 12-13

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The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) is turning 50, and our conference theme plays on that number, inviting us all to take a long look back at the amazing and sometimes wrenching economic transformations we’ve gone through, as well as look ahead to the next 50 years–are we ready?

Who better to kick things off than John Mitchell, former PNREC board member and for years one of the preeminent economists in the Pacific Northwest.

We’re also excited to welcome Harvard professor Ed Glaeser, one of our top urban economists, and Gregory Daco, head of US Macroeconomics with Oxford Economics, who will be presenting the US and Canada economic forecasts.

Along with the usual great array of presentations on topics of interest for the economy of the Pacific Northwest, we’re looking for presentations that look back at the amazing and sometime wrenching changes in our region, as well as those that take the long view of what may lie ahead. See the PNREC 2016 Call for Papers page for to learn more about submitting a presentation.

The Conference Chair is Scott Bailey of the Washington State Employment Security Department.

Check back later for information about continuing education credits.

CONFERENCE DATESMay 12 – 13, 2016
CONFERENCE SITEVancouver Hilton Hotel, Vancouver WA.
CONFERENCE THEME“Fifty Years of Economic Transformation”