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Economic Symposium 2019 - Connecting the Dots: Metrics that Matter - Seattle

For details and registration: https://esd.wa.gov/2019-Symposium

Washington state's Employment Security Department (ESD) - Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA) division invites you to attend:

2019 Economic Symposium
April 1, 2019 | 8am – 4pm
(Breakfast and registration 7am – 8am)
Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way | Seattle 

ESD is convening statewide and community leaders to share and discuss the "metrics that matter" so that we can “connect the dots” across public-education-private-nonprofit sectors and geographies in Washington state. This will help us address key economic and workforce development issues that affect all of us. 

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Washington statewide and regional economic forecasts
  • Combatting labor shortages through apprenticeships and the community colleges system
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Past successes and new initiatives
  • ESD’s Labor Market & Economic Analysis’ website of data and resources
  • Shipping and transportation sector update
  • Washington state regions reimagined
  • The Future of Work: Workforce trends and “future proofing” Washington’s workers and businesses

Who should attend?

  • Government and corporate economists
  • Government and corporate HR leaders
  • Economic and workforce development leaders
  • Corporate leaders
  • State, county and local public sector leaders and elected officials
  • K-12 and higher ed leaders and career counselors
  • Chamber of Commerce representatives from across the state
  • Business, workforce and economic development-focused government agencies and nonprofit associations
  • Business media

Reasons to attend

  • Learn about statewide economic trends that will affect your region
  • Connect and network with your workforce development and economic development peers from across the state to identify opportunities to work together and share best practices
  • Discover data resources and business-friendly programs to assist your local employers
Location: 

Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way | Seattle 

Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm