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Wednesday, July 25 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Economic Development

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Opening Statements
  • Rep. Rick Youngblood, Idaho State Legislature
  • Steve Allan, Chair of the Board, Calgary Economic Development

Strengthening Washington by Creating Opportunity in our Rural Communities 
How can we leverage sustainable development opportunities and partner with communities who know their needs best in order to spark economic development in local communities? 
  • Commissioner Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington Department of Natural Resources

Best Practices: Economic Growth and Urban Innovation in Spokane’s University District
Spokane’s University District is a live/work/play confluence of innovation, discovery, entrepreneurship, scholarship and neighborhood revitalization. The University District was created to be where business and education grow together and now with six colleges and universities, two medical schools and $740M in public and private investments it has become that place. The District offers opportunities to promote economic development, smart urban growth, environmental restoration, historic preservation, arts and culture, recreation, and state of the art transportation all in a fun and increasingly vibrant area.
  • Lars Gilberts, CEO, The University District

Financing Economic Growth and Opportunities by Providing Access to Capital
  • Dave Glaser, President, MoFi

Economics of CBD Hemp Production on an Industrial Basis
  • Owen Kenney, Founder, Vitality Natural Health

Best Practices in Rural Economic Development Panel
Sharing best practices on rural economic development from around the region

Discussion of  Working Group Vision and Action Items 





Speakers
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Steve Allan

Corporate Director, Calgary Economic Development
Steve Allan, a University of Calgary alumnus, has been a Governor of the University of Calgary since 2013. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, having practiced in the areas of corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting and throughout... Read More →
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Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Hilary Franz was sworn in as Washington’s 14th Commissioner of Public Lands on January 11, 2017. The Commissioner of Public Lands administers the state Department of Natural Resources and its 1,500 employees, directs the management of over 5.6 million acres of state-owned lands... Read More →
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Lars Gilberts

CEO, University District Development Association
Lars Gilberts is the Statewide ALICE Director at United Way of Broward County. Lars uses the United Way ALICE Report to equip businesses, nonprofits, funders and policy makers with common data and language to improve policy and practice for those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained... Read More →
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Dave Glaser

President, Montana & Idaho CDC
As President, Dave oversees the organization and is primarily focused on external relationships. Dave worked in multiple capacities for a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies previous to his role at MoFi. Originally from Colorado, Dave enjoys international travel and... Read More →
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Rep. Rick Youngblood

Legislator; Working Group Co-chair, Idaho State Legislature
Born in Boise, Idaho and a graduate from Weiser High School, Rick went on to get his education from North Idaho College and College of Idaho. Rick furthered his studies, graduating from NW Ag Credit School from Washington State University as well as Pacific Coast Banking School from... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am
Maple Ballroom
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