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43rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference

In this segment:

Presentation of the “Ground Game: Playing With the Pros” video.
David Allen, Executive Vice President of McKinstry and Board Chair of the EDC gives opening remarks.
Suzanne Dale Estey, President & CEO of the EDC, gives an update on the organization.
Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle, gives remarks.
Ken Goldstein, Economist at The Conference Board, gives his economic forecast for 2015.
Chris Mefford, President & CEO of Community Attributes, gives his economic forecast for 2015

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Rob Smith, Editor-in-Chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal, moderates our economist panel.
Economist, Ken Goldstein and Chris Mefford answer questions from the audience.
Amy Liu, Co-Director of Metropolitan Policy Program for Brookings Institution, launches the Greater Seattle Region Global Trade & Investment Plan, with the help of collaborators Suzanne Dale Estey, President & CEO of the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, and Sam Kaplan, President of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.
King County Executive Dow Constantine gives remarks

In this segment:

Foreign Direct Investment Breakout Session
Moderator:
Amy Liu, Co-Director of Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Panelists:
David Andersson, Founder & President, Pacific Northwest EB-5 Regional Center
Jan Beck, Vice President, Novo Nordisk
Curt Fraser, CEO, Middle Market Banking Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase
Dan Friz, Director of Business Management, KUKA Systems North America
Chris Wheaton, Co-Founder, Chief Operating & Financial Officer, EnerG2

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The winner of the Alaska Airlines’ ticket raffle is announced.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee gives remarks.

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The Puget Sound Business Journal presents its Executive of the Year Award to Greg Johnson, President of Wright Runstad & Company.
The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) presents its Private Sector Economic Development Champion Award to David Allen, Executive Vice President of McKinstry.
The EDC presents its Public Sector Economic Development Champion Award to the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, with Port Commissioners Stephanie Bowman and Claire Petrich accepting.
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Stefan Selig delivers the lunch Keynote speech.
KIRO 7 Senior Reporter, Essex Porter, moderates the Keynote Regional Outlook Panel, featuring:
James Billing, Managing Director, Airline Market Analysis, The Boeing Company
Preston McAfee, Corporate Vice President & Chief Economist, Microsoft Corporation
Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist, Russell Investments

In this segment:

Many of the organizations who collaborated on the Greater Seattle Region Global Trade & Investment Plan joined together at a media conference following the Economic Forecast Conference to discuss the Plan and answer questions


42nd Annual Economic Forecast Conference


Economic Forecast Conference Video 1 of 6 : Welcome from EDC Board Chair David Allen, remarks from King County Executive Dow Constantine, and presentations from economists Ken Goldstein and Michael Dueker.

Economic Forecast Conference Video 2 of 6: Presentations from economists Dick Conway and Chris Mefford.

Economic Forecast Conference Video 3 of 6: Welcome Message from Senator Patty Murray, remarks from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, presentation of the Puget Sound Business Journal Executive of the Year Award, presentation of the EDC Economic Development Champion Awards, and the Keynote Panel: Real Impact | Real Estate: A Key Economic Driver for the Region in 2014.

Economic Forecast Conference Video 4 of 6: Keynote Panel continued.

Economic Forecast Conference Video 5 of 6: NAIOP breakout session, In Focus: Targeting Development to Attract High Growth Clusters.

Economic Forecast Conference Video 6 of 6: NAIOP breakout session, continued.

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