Presented by Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County
January 15, 2015
7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Washington State Convention Center
Plan Ahead With Insights for 2015
Don’t miss your chance to learn what lies ahead and connect with other regional leaders at the largest economic forecast event in the Northwest. Gain insights into critical business issues with forecasts from nationally recognized experts including Ken Goldstein, U.S. Economy and Forecast Economist, The Conference Board; Preston McAfee, Chief Economist, Microsoft Corporation; Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategisst, Russell Investments; and Chris Mefford, President and CEO, Community Attributes, as they cut to the bottom line at this must-attend event.
This year’s conference will feature the launch of the region’s Global Trade & Investment Plan, focused on increasing exports and growing our share of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The plan is part of a national initiative which will be highlighted by Amy Liu with The Brookings Institute. The Greater Seattle region has many advantages that make it an attractive destination for trade and investment — from our high-caliber workforce and cutting edge FORTUNE 100s, to our deep foreign trade ties and unparalleled natural environment. But how we capitalize on these advantages — especially as competition increases both domestically and internationally — will be key to the region capturing a greater share of global investment opportunity now and in the future.