Tri-City’s September Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic Lows standard

Tri-City’s September non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 4.6 percent-the lowest unemployment rate seen in the past 27 years. September’s decrease in unemployment rate over the year was due to increase in the number of working population and decrease in the number of unemployed. Total resident labor force increased by 2.9 percent or 3,904 people to total of 139,415. Total resident labor force employment grew by 4.3 percent of 5,511 to total of 133,034 in September. On a not seasonally adjusted basis, estimates for September 2016 through September 2017 show an increase in nonfarm employment of 500 for the Tri-City metropolitan area. Private sector industries added about 100 jobs while the public sector gained an estimated 700 jobs over the ...

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November Member Investor Luncheon: Election Impact 2017 standard

Join TRIDEC on Tuesday, November 14, from 12-1p at the Richland Red Lion, for our November Member Investor Luncheon. Tim Peckinpaugh, TRIDEC’s D.C. Lobbyist, and Gary Chandler, AWB’s VP of Government Affairs, will be discussing the impact of the 2017 Election on the Tri-Cities! Cost to Attend: Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $30.00 | Group Rate (8): $180.00 Online Event Registration Download Event Registration Form

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September Member Investor Luncheon: A Conversation About Entrepreneurship standard

Join TRIDEC on Wednesday, September 20, from 12-1p at the Kennewick Red Lion, for our September Member Investor Luncheon. Join in the conversation as Congresswoman Suzan Del Bene, R. Lee Cheatham, Ph.D. (Director, Technology Deployment and Outreach, PNNL), and Ron Boninger (CEO, Carbitex) discuss entrepreneurship in the Tri-Cities. Cost to Attend: Member: $25.00 | Non-Member: $30.00 | Group Rate (8): $180.00 Online Event Registration Download Event Registration Form

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August Member Investor Luncheon standard

Join TRIDEC on Monday, August 14, from 12-1p at the Richland Red Lion, for our August Member Investor Luncheon. Our Keynote Speaker is Senator Maria Cantwell. Cost to Attend: Member: $25.00     |     Non-Member: $30.00     |     Group Rate (8): $180.00 Online Event Registration Download Event Registration Form

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Embracing the Opportunities standard

Economic development opportunities are like seasons. They are here today, gone tomorrow. To be successful, the community must embrace those opportunities before they pass like the sunset over the horizon.  Fortunately, the Tri-Cities has embraced one of the most dynamic and exciting manufacturing opportunities in the United States, if not the world…..the Columbia Basin food and beverage industry. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, in 2015 food and beverage processing accounted for 44% of manufacturing companies, 60% of manufacturing wages and 70% of manufacturing employment in Benton and Franklin Counties. Obviously, food and beverage processing is the key player in local manufacturing. The industry is dominated by large, international companies such as Lamb Weston, Reser’s Fine Foods, Twin ...

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TRIDEC’s 54th Annual Meeting Luncheon standard

Join TRIDEC on Wednesday, March 15, from 12-1:30 at the Pasco Red Lion, as we celebrate our 54th Annual Meeting and the Faster, Bolder, Brighter successes of 2016. Keynote Speaker for the Annual Meeting is Rod Halsell, Senior VP, Supply Chain for AutoZone. Cost to Attend: Member: $30.00     |     Non-Member: $35.00     |     Group Rate (8): $220.00 Online Event Registration Download Event Registration Form Download Sponsorship Information Keynote Presentation: Faster, Bolder, Brighter!  In the Zone with AutoZone Distribution Center! Speaker: Rod Halsell, Senior VP, Supply Chain

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