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Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC) will return this spring in a new socially-distanced format.

PNREC 2021: Covid-Economics in the Northwest

Save the Date! May 24-26, 2021
Location: We’ll meet you wherever you are.

The past several months have presented us with plenty of economic challenges, related directly or indirectly to the Covid-19 pandemic, wildfires, social equity, and more. Communities are experiencing and addressing these challenges in different ways. We will certainly have plenty to talk about (even if not in person this time).

We are working through the details for this year’s event and will let you know as those details emerge. Stay tuned for more information!

PNREC is a non-profit organization that promotes research and education on the economy of the Northwest states and provinces. We gather every year to share knowledge about the regional economy through professional papers, panels, and networking.

In case you missed it, we hosted an economic outlook webinar featuring the economic outlook for Pacific Northwest states and provinces. View the webinar on YouTube:

Call for Abstracts

We are now welcoming proposals for virtual presentations and panel discussions at our upcoming conference.
Topics that have a clear connection to the economies of the Pacific Northwest are prioritized. Beyond that, we are open to a wide breadth of themes, but will prioritize papers that touch upon the following themes.
  • COVID-19 impacts to any aspect of economic activity in the Pacific Northwest
  • Healthcare
  • Labor markets during global pandemic
  • Water and energy issues in the Pacific Northwest
  • Employment, housing and population growth and change
  • Regional modeling, forecasting and impact analysis
  • Climate change
  • Socioeconomic and demographic equity
  • International trade and supply chain disruptions
  • Resiliency and innovation
  • Technological change
  • Effects of tax policies and economic stimulus
  • Natural disasters
Please send your abstracts (400 words or less) to Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Scott Bailey at by March 1, 2021.

PNREC 2021 Conference Committee Contacts:

Anneliese Vance-Sherman
(Conference Chair)

Washington Employment Security Department
Tel: (425) 258-6315


PNREC 2021:
Covid-Economics in the Northwest
May 24-26, 2021

Call for Abstracts
Please send your abstracts (400 words or less) to Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Scott Bailey at by March 1, 2021.


Free webinar from the PNREC

July 30, 2020 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PST)


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