The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference is a non-profit organization established to promote research and education on the economy of the Northwest states and western Canada. The objectives of the Conference are:
The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference: 51 Years and Counting
- To present a program of professional papers, panels and symposia that relate to regional economics.
- To enable distinguished regional scientists and policy analysts from elsewhere to play a featured role at the Conference.
- To provide a forum for those from academia, business, and government to meet and interact professionally.
- To introduce and share current regional economic research with students, business and community leaders.
The three links below provide an overview of the past, present, and future of PNREC. The material in these links was written by Gus Mattersdorff, Chris Lawless and Patrick Balducci. Gus Mattersdorff, who passed away in 2012, was a past-executive secretary and director of PNREC and professor emeritus of economics, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Chris Lawless is a current PNREC director and Vice President, CABE director and past-president and chief economist, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, Victoria, BC. Patrick Balducci is the current PNREC President and a Chief Economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
2023 PNREC Program NOW AVAILABLE
PNREC 2023 features four keynote speakers, 17 panel sessions, and the regional economic outlook session.
>> 2023 PNREC PROGRAM
Walla Walla regional economy bus tour
Would you like to learn more about the regional economy in Walla Walla? This year, we are pleased to offer an optional regional economy bus tour on May 8. The tour features a catered lunch at Pepper Bridge Winery, a guided tour of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s Chinook Hatchery, and a guided tour of College Cellars of Walla Walla. It is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn more about the region during a beautiful time of the year!
The bus departs from the Marcus Whitman Hotel at 11:00am and returns at 5:30pm.
Secure your seat when registering for the conference. If you’ve already registered, or wish to buy a ticket for a friend, no problem! We have a “bus tour only” option open as well. The cost per person is $125. Participants must be 21 or older.
Register at wwu.eventsair.com/pnrec-23/registration/Site/Register
2023 PNREC Keynote Speakers Announced: