46th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

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DATE & LOCATION: Thursday, March 8  |  8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Westin Seattle Hotel

Highlights & Reservations  |  Schedule  |  Economic Forecast Panel 
  Featured Speakers  |  Speaker Bios  |  Sponsors

EVENT DETAILS:

EDC 46 was a resounding success! Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, partners, volunteers, Innovation Showcase participants, EDC Board, EFC Steering Committee and our year-round investors for making this one of the biggest and most successful Economic Forecast Conferences yet! We were excited to have nearly 800 in attendance, including representatives from large and small businesses, elected officials, government, educational institutions, nonprofits, and trade associations among the packed crowd. Below, you'll see links to the Economic Forecast presentations and photos of the event. Please contact us if you have questions or feedback!

For 46 years, the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County’s annual Economic Forecast Conference, the largest forecast conference in the region, has helped business and community leaders translate economic trends into competitive intelligence to successfully plan for the future.

“Fueled by Creativity: Jobs. Innovation. Growth.,” explored the emerging importance locally and globally of the creative economy. Sessions and speakers examined how the creative economy is integral to all industries, and when effectively cultivated, is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

EFC46 Conference agenda
Conference speaker bios

Speaker presentations

Event video 

 

    

Creative Placemaking - Integrating Community, Cultural and Economic Development from EDC of Seattle and King County on Vimeo.

Media coverage

Social media

See guest and sponsor reactions on our event Tagboard

HIGHLIGHTS:                       

  • Largest economic forecast event in the Northwest
  • Attended by nearly 800 of the region’s business & community leaders
  • Renowned keynote speakers, national experts & elected officials
  • Captivating panels & informative sessions
  • Wide array of innovative showcase displays
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Presentation of the EDC Economic Development Champion Awards to the Port of Seattle, Snohomish County and Microsoft

EVENT PHOTOS

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Photos by Jerry and Lois Photography. 

FORECAST PANEL
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FEATURED SPEAKERS
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SPONSORS:

Thank you to our event sponsors! 

PRESENTING SPONSORS
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SUSTAINING SPONSORS

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INNOVATION SPONSORS

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EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

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TABLE SPONSORS

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DISPLAY SPONSORS

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PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

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