Pacific NorthWest Economic Region
"The gold standard of U.S. – Canada relations"
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Foundation is a statutory public/private nonprofit created in 1991 by the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan and the territories of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
Join PNWER in Big Sky, Montana from August 15-19, 2021!
PNWER is currently planning our first ever hybrid in-person/virtual Annual Summit! The 2021 Summit promises robust in-person and virtual content and networking opportunities which will allow our in-person attendees to enjoy all that Big Sky has to offer as well as the opportunity to reach a broader audience virtually throughout the region and as far away as Ottawa and Washington, D.C.
PNWER Receives EDA Grants
PNWER Receives EDA Grant to Develop a Comprehensive Regional Resilience Roadmap
PNWER has been awarded a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to develop a Comprehensive Regional Pandemic Resilience Roadmap to improve capacities of communities to safely and successfully address the challenges and economically recover from a pandemic. This will be an opportunity to build upon PNWER's previous work in 2010 on a Comprehensive Community Bio-Event Resilience Action Plan following the H1N1 pandemic.
The Roadmap will incorporate lessons learned from COVID-19 pandemic and pandemic resilience best practices with a strong focus on economic challenges in the context of health safety, the implications for preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, and identify needs and respective improvement actions. Learn more here.
PNWER Awarded EDA Grant to Create Congregate Accelerator to Reopen Tourism and Performing Arts
PNWER has been awarded the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Scaling Pandemic Resilience through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge grant. The SPRINT Grant award will support the creation of “Congregate: A Solutions Accelerator'' focused on scaling solutions that help safely re-open tourism, performing arts, travel, and hospitality (TPATH). PNWER plans to use the grant funds to focus on safely reopening the tourism and performing arts industries beginning in the Central Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska regions. Learn more here.
Current Request for Proposal
See PNWER's news release here.
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