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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

7:30am - 1:30pm

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TRAC Center
6600 Burden Blvd
Pasco, WA 99301

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Kayla Pratt 
Tri-City Development Council 

The 17th Annual Economic Outlook on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 7:30am to 1:30pm will feature local and national leaders presenting on key economic issues facing the Tri-Cities region.

Economic Forecast Topics Include: Agribusiness, Healthcare, Hospitality, PNSO/PNNL, Real Estate, Regional Economy, Retail, U.S. DOE (Hanford Site), and U.S. Economy

Keynote Luncheon Address by:  Robert M. Almeida Jr. , Institutional Equity Portfolio ManagerMassachusetts Financial Services Investment Management

January 20, 2016 TRAC Center, Pasco

 Cost to Attend

Regional Economic Outlook & Luncheon

$60 TRIDEC Member $75 Non-Member $475 Group Rate (8 attendees)

Luncheon Only

$35 TRIDEC Member $45 Non-Member $225 Group Rate (8 attendees)

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2016 Tri-Cities Regional Economic Outlook Agenda:

  7:30 a.m.            Registration Check-In, Continental Breakfast & Networking

  8:15 a.m.            Welcome by Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Presenting Sponsor

  8:30 a.m.            Outlook Session 1           

                               Regional Economic Overview – Ajsa Suljic, WA State Employment Security Department

                               U.S. DOE PNSO / PNNL - Dr. Steven Ashby, PNNL Laboratory Director

                               U.S. DOE Hanford Site  – J.D. Dowell, DOE ORP

9:30 a.m.             REFRESHMENT BREAK

9:45 a.m.              Outlook Session 2           

                              Retail – Barbara Johnson, GM, Columbia Center Mall

                              Healthcare – Glen Marshall, TRIOS Health CEO

                              Real Estate -  Tri-City Realtors Association President, Gayle Stack – EverStar Realty

10:45 a.m.           REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00 a.m.           Outlook Session 3         

                              Hospitality/Tourism – Corey Pearson, Three Rivers Convention Center

                             Agribusiness – Steve Bannworth, VP Vegetable Business Unit for Lamb Weston

                             Benton Franklin Trends Report, Patrick Jones EWU

12:00 p.m            Lunch & Keynote Address

                              Rob Almeida, Massachusetts Financial Services

*Schedule subject to change.