Submitted by San Juan County Economic Development Council
Join the conversation on “San Juan County —Cross-Borders, Cross-Industries” at the 10th Annual EDC Economic Forecast Luncheon, held at Brickworks in Friday Harbor on Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Catered lunch by San Juan Bistro will be served.
This year’s topic is “San Juan County — Cross-Borders,” Cross-Industries, which will examine international trade, innovation and security as they relate to the county’s economy.
Speakers will include Laurie Trautman, border policy expert and director of the Border Research Institute at Western Washington University; Brian Young, director of economic development for the clean technology sector of the Washington State Department of Commerce; and Julia Terlinchamp, director of economic development for the life science and global health sector at the department of commerce.
Trautman engages in a range of research activities at WWU, focused on the U.S.–Canada border, particularly in the Washington-British Columbia region, including topics such as trade, transportation, security and human mobility. In addition to working with faculty and students, she collaborates with the private sector and government agencies to advance policy solutions that balance cross-border flows with the need for efficiency and security.
Young coordinates statewide economic development efforts for the clean technology sector including commercializing biofuels, consulting on renewable energy projects and managing cleanup of nuclear waste at Hanford.
Terlinchamp leads statewide economic development efforts for life science and global health, including biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and nonprofit research institutions.
Tickets are $35, and space is limited. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.sanjuansedc.org/luncheon. This event is sponsored by Islanders Bank, Heritage Bank and San Juan Propane.
For more information about the San Juan County Economic Development Council, visit sanjuansedc.org.