2014 Economic Outlook

Thank you for attending the 2014 Economic Outlook on January 29, 2014 at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel.


The 15th Annual Tri-Cities Economic Outlook brought together influential and diverse leaders of business, academia, non-profit organizations and government.


The event was held at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm.  This half day event presented key industrial issues facing the Tri-Cities area to encourage and facilitate collaborative action towards greater economic prosperity.


Economic forecast topics included: Retail, U.S. DOE Hanford Site, Agribusiness, Hospitality, Healthcare, Real Estate and the U.S. Economy.


More than 300 of the regions top business leaders and local and state government officials attended the event.


Event Agenda (Click on Speaker Name to Download Presentation or Download Complete Presentations Here)

12:00 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon
Mark Eibel, Director, Client Investment Strategies, Russell Investments

1:30 p.m.

Outlook Session 1
Healthcare Outlook - Rand Wortman, Kadlec Health System (No Presentation)
Regional Economic Outlook - Ajsa Suljic, ESD-LMEA-Worksource Columbia Basin
PNSO/PNNL Outlook - Mike Kluse, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2:45 p.m.

Outlook Session 2
U.S. DOE Outlook - Kevin Smith, DOE-ORP
Agribusiness Outlook - Don Sleight, AgReserves, Inc.
Manufacturting Outlook - Kris Johnson, Association of Washington Business (AWB)

4:00 p.m. Outlook Session 3
Real Estate Outlook - Jeff Losey, Tri-Cities Home Builders Association
Retail Outlook - Barbara Johnson, Columbia Center Mall
Hospitality/Tourism Outlook - Troy Woody, TRAC Center

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