Gorge economic symposium scheduled

October 17, 2017

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District's 2017 annual Gorge Economic Symposium takes place Nov. 2 in Stevenson. This yearly, half-day event shares economic and employment trends at the regional and county level with presentations by Washington economist Scott Bailey and Oregon economist Dallas Fridley, covering Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties.

This year the symposium will also include a focus on understanding the current status and future potential of the wood and forest products industry in the Gorge. Jason Spadaro, President of SDS Lumber, will provide an overview as keynote speaker. Lisa Naas Cook will moderate a panel of public and private industry leaders from different niches within the regional wood and forest products industry. The event concludes by tying the information back to the regional economic development strategy developed by MCEDD and adopted in 2017.

The event is Thursday, November 2 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Hegewald Center in Stevenson. Find more information or register ($15).