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PNREC Background

The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference is a non-profit organization that was established in 1966 to promote research and education on the economy of the Pacific Northwest states and Western Canada. The goals of PNREC are:
  • To present a program of professional papers, panels and symposiums that relate to current and forecast economic conditions and trends, structural changes in the economy, formulation of public policy, and the ties that bind this region to others.
  • To create an occasion for distinguished economists and policy analysts from elsewhere to visit the Pacific Northwest and to play a featured role at the conference.
  • To provide a forum for academic, business, and government economists and other regional analysts to meet and interact professionally.
  • To introduce and share current regional economic research with students, business and community leaders.
The PNREC Board of Directors is comprised of economists and regional analysts from the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta (with occasional participation from Alaska and northern California). They represent a cross section of professionals from academia, business, government, and consulting organizations in both countries.

Readers of this history of PNREC will recognize that it shares many of the same issues and challenges as the National and Canadian Associations for Business Economics (NABE and CABE) and the regional/provincial associations across the country, and the economics profession itself.
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Announcements

2018 Location Announced

The 52nd annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, May 22-24, 2018. The boutique hotel features a world-class art collection, including glass art from around the globe. Hotel Murano is situated in the city center, just a short walk from the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Glass, The Chihuly Bridge of Glass, and the Washington State History Museum, and only 10 minutes to the LeMay Car Museum by light rail. Tacoma boasts a vibrant and walkable downtown, with no shortage of restaurants, culture and history. Come join us! More information at http://www.traveltacoma.com/regions/tacoma/

Program Now Available

The final program for PNREC 2017 is now available. This exciting program includes more than 80 speakers comprised of some of the top economists in the region. We hope to see you in Bend!

> DOWNLOAD FINAL PROGRAM

PNREC 2017 at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon.

The 51st annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel in Bend, Oregon, May 23-25, 2017. The newly remodeled Riverhouse Hotel is located on the banks of the Deschutes River less than 2 miles away from Bend’s historic downtown area. For more information, visit the Riverhouse Hotel’s webpage at www.riverhouse.com/rooms.

PNREC Has a New Website

After a recent rebranding effort, the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference (PNREC) has launched a new website at www.pnrec.org. The new website features a new design and conference logo, an extensive archive of past conference materials/presentations and links to the PNREC Facebook page and twitter feed.





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