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Upcoming Economic Leadership Forum
Join your legislative and private sector colleagues in Victoria, BC Nov. 5-7 at the PNWER Economic Leadership Forum. The PNWER Forum is designed to maximize participation from regional legislators and business leaders. Hands-on workshops give attendees a better understanding of how we govern state, provincial, and federal systems.
The remaining sessions of the event will expand upon the lessons learned during the legislative academy with focused, in-depth discussions on specific PNWER policy areas and key subjects affecting our regional economy.
The Forum's comfortable, collaborative atmosphere is perfect for making and strengthening cross-border relationships. More information here and registration here.
2017 PNWER ANNUAL SUMMIT
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's 27th Annual Summit brought together leaders from Pacific Northwest states and Western Canada to discuss opportunities for growth within the region and address major challenges to the economy and our environment.
From July 23 - 27th over 800 attendees engaged with regional leaders, heard from powerful keynote speakers, and enjoyed first-class receptions and networking opportunities. PNWER's 19 Working Groups facilitated informative and interactive sessions. Session proceedings, photos, speaker presentations and more are available.
MORE INFORMATION HERE
PNWER's NAFTA Modernization Task Force
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) NAFTA Modernization Taskforce was formed out of the 2016 PNWER Winter Meeting. In May 2017, the Taskforce developed a survey to gather feedback and compile data from industries and organizations across North America on modernizing NAFTA. The Department of Commerce and regional Congressmen asked PNWER to help with providing input and data from stakeholders for the public comment period. The Canadian Parliament also asked PNWER for stakeholder input from our region.
The aggregated results of the survey and recommendations were provided to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Government of Canada, and U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. PNWER traveled to Washington, D.C. and Ottawa to testify before the USTR and Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.
Click here for more information on the Taskforce and the results of the survey.
Major Program areas
From agriculture to workforce development, PNWER tackles a breadth of regional issues through working groups. These are each headed by two co-chairs, one from the private sector and one from the public sector, and coordinated by a PNWER staff member.
Learn more about the important issues in the region