The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region had a successful Economic Leadership Forum in Boise, Idaho Nov. 16-19. See presentations, action items and notes here.
The meeting in Boise advanced PNWER working group action items identified at our 2016 Summit. Lead delegates from our member jurisdictions helped clarify the organization's priorities for the upcoming year, and substantial media coverage went a long way to bring attention to the work being done to prevent a regional mussel infestation.
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.