Economic symposiums


Economic Symposium 2021 - A Post-Pandemic Roadmap to Recovery


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Join experts and colleagues from across the state on June 15/16 at ESD’s Economic Symposium to find out the latest on the post-pandemic economic recovery topics that everyone is talking about!

Even if you're busy on those days, register for this all-virtual event and you’ll be able to access all content until Dec. 31, 2021. Check out the Economic Symposium website to learn more and register.

Seattle April 1, 2019 Speaker Presentations

Yakima July 20, 2018 Speaker Presentations 

Yakima Speakers

Yakima Presentations:

Economic and Revenue Forecast for Washington State, Lance Carey, Economist, Economic and Revenue Forecast Council

State of the State's Economy, Dr. Paul Turek, Economist, LMEA, ESD

Yakima County Economic Update, Donald Meseck, Regional Labor Economist, LMEA, ESD

Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) Accomplishments, Mission and Goals, Jonathan Smith, President and CEO

Impact of the Yakima Training Center (YTC) on the Economies of Kittitas County and Yakima County, Dr. Charles Wassell, Economics Dept., CWU

Yakima Valley Agriculture: Growing Crops and the Economy, Jon DeVaney, Executive Director, Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association

Central Washington Construction Industry Update, David Kearby, Central District Manager, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington

Olympia 2017 Speaker Presentations:

Note: Speaker presentations are listed here after each year's events.

This is also where we will post information for upcoming events. Contact us if you would like to be added to our invitation list.