Summit Policy Tours
Learn first-hand the key issues in our region on policy tours to the greater Spokane area.
Sign up for policy tours during registration; more tours will be announced in the lead up to the Summit.
If already registered, you can still go back and edit your registration. Call PNWER at (206) 443-7723 with questions.
Policy tours are not refundable on or after July 1
Wednesday, July 25 2:30pm -5:30pm
TOUR IS NOW FULL
Fairchild AFB is home to a wide variety of units and missions. Most prominent is it air refueling mission. Other units here include the Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, medical detachments, a weapons squadron, and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency.
Over 5,200 active duty Air Force, Air National Guard, and tenant organization military and civilian employees work on Fairchild, making the base the largest employer in Eastern Washington. Fairchild's annual economic impact on the Spokane Community is approximately $427 million, constituting 13 percent of the local economy.
Attendees will be given a tour of the base's facilities, and learn more about the important role the base plays in the local economy.
NOTE: Due to strict security requirements, all participants must be registered to attend by June 8. Attendees will be asked to provide their social security number in advance for security clearance. All attendees will need to bring their passport with them on the tour for access to the base.
Wednesday, July 25 2:30pm -5:30pm
Washington’s aerospace industry fuels jobs for thousands of families and travel for billions of passengers each year. In addition to the world headquarters for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Washington is home to 1,400 aerospace-related business establishments that design and manufacture products ranging from seats and fasteners to in-flight entertainment systems. There is at least one aerospace-related company in 35 of Washington’s 39 counties.
Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood facility in Spokane County, founded in 1946, is an important part of the supply chain in Aerospace, automotive, and industrial applications, and an integral part of the Spokane community for the past 70 years. The facility currently employs approximately 950 people at the expansive 515 acre plant (including over 60 acres under one roof!) Kaiser’s North American manufacturing facilities combined currently produce and ship more than 600 million pounds of product annually. The rolling mill in Spokane produces plate and sheet for aerospace and general engineering applications, serving to strengthen Washington’s vital aerospace supply chain, as well as play a role in the economic development of the Inland Northwest.
In the past decade, the facility has experienced significant growth in production, driven largely by the growth in the commercial aerospace order backlog and increasing building rates.
Kaiser Aluminum continues to be a sustaining brand as well as a recognized leader in metallurgy, process technology, and innovative, highly engineered solutions.
Participants will receive an overview of Kaiser Aluminum’s operations, followed by a tour of their impressive production facilities that play an important role in supporting Washington State’s growing aerospace economy.
Wednesday, July 25 7:30am - 5:00pm
Explore innovative energy site in Eastern Washington. Invitation only.
Columbia River Treaty SymposiuM and Tours
PNWER will hold a Symposium exploring the Columbia River system, the current Treaty and its impacts on the region.
The full Symposium consists of: