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  • Review of visits to state capitals
  • Annual Summit registration open
  • Annual Summit agenda online
  • NAFTA Update
  • Annual Report Released
  • Partner events
2018 Capital Visits
PNWER officers visited state leadership to discuss priorities for the region. Click below for photos, videos, and further details. Major themes included NAFTA modernization, cybersecurity, invasive species funding, and transportation innovation.
January 16-17

January 18-19

January 21-23

Governor Jay Inslee, Washington, discusses trade with PNWER President Senator Arnie Roblan.
Upcoming PNWER Events
This year's summit will be in Spokane, WA from July 22-26 .

Join us as we explore the challenges and solutions that the PNW region faces.

Hear from 125 industry leaders across 20+ sessions , covering a spectrum of fields includin g agricultu re, transportation, tourism, (health) innovation, and energy.

Discuss and network with regional business leaders, government officials, academic and non-profit stakeholders.
The Summit schedule is now online. Click here.

New scheduling tool for PNWER Delegates!

  • Create your own custom itinerary
  • Network with other attendees
  • View session details and co-chair/speaker information
  • Note that creating a Sched account is not a Summit registration. You can register for the Summit here.
NAFTA Update
The NAFTA Negotiations have moved into the sixth round in Montreal with some uncertainty regarding the path forward.
Annual Report 2017 Released
Download the PDF File here .

Click for Brief Updates on:

See our Highlights of 2017  here .
News Around the Region
Meet the new premier of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe, The Star Phoenix here .

NW states have gotten $9M from feds so far to fight quagga, zebra mussels; requesting $6M more in coming year, The Spokesman Review here.

Premier, ministers depart for Asian to strengthen relationships, create good jobs in B.C., BC Gov News, here .

Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs, CityLab here .

Alberta Premier threatens economic retaliation against B.C. over bitumen restrictions, CBC News here .

Alaska Airlines to begin flights to 8 West Coast Cities from Everett's Paine Field this fall, The Seattle Times here.

Approval of mass timber in Vancouver high-rise a first in North America, Wood Business here .
Thank You to Our Early Sponsors
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is the premier nonpartisan organization bringing together policy makers, non-profits, and business leaders to support the development of our regional economy. PNWER is recognized by both the United States and Canada as a model for regional and bi-national cooperation because of its proven success. 


The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) was created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. 

It is a statutory public/private non-profit dedicated to increasing the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment.

Our overarching goals are to:
  • Coordinate provincial and state policies throughout the region
  • Identify and promote "models of success"
  • Serve as a conduit to exchange information.
  • Promote greater regional collaboration
  • Enhance the competitiveness of the region in both domestic and international markets
  • Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C.
  • Achieve continued economic growth while maintaining the region's natural environment
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Partner Events
Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation, learn what lies ahead for the region, and network with other Northwest community and business leaders at the EDC’s 46 th Annual Economic Forecast Conference . Gain insight into the critical economic issues facing our region with forecasts from nationally recognized experts. Register now!
Back by popular demand! The 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Conference is designed to showcase the possibilities when women succeed in nontraditional careers. This year's theme, "Find Your Voice" is an opportunity for both women and men to join together to encourage women to find success in their career, recruitment of other women, leadership, self-advocacy, mentorship, and more! 

March 8, 2018
8:00am to 5:30pm

Lynnwood Convention Center
Lynnwood, Washington

Presented by 
the Centers of Excellence for Construction and Marine Manufacturing &Technology