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College of Business

Events : Economic Outlook Conference


October 29,  CWU Student Union & Recreation Center

Ellensburg, WA

Governor Jay Inslee will keynote the annual Economic Outlook conference, sponsored by the College of Business. To register please see the link below.


8:30 a.m.   Check-in and refreshments

9:00 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions, Dean Kathryn Martell

9:10 a.m.   Dr. John Mitchell, M&H Economic Consultants, "Year Five: Tapering,                             Transitioning, and Troubling"

10:30 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m.   PANEL DISCUSSION: “Trends Affecting Central Washington Agricultural Outlook”
· Loren Lentz                President, Washington State Hay Growers Association
· Todd M. Fryhover       President, Washington Apple Commission
· Paul Jewell                 Commissioner, Kittitas County 
· Christian Schlect     President, Northwest Horticultural Council

12:00 p.m.    Lunch (in adjacent ballroom)

12:45 p.m.    KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Governor Jay Inslee​, Transportation and Water                             Issues Affecting Agriculture

1:15 p.m.       Break

1:30 p.m.        Dr. Stephen Lerch, Executive Director and Chief Economist,
                         Washington State Economic  Forecast & Revenue Council

Parking passes are available at the CWU Welcome Center, located at 100 E University Way, Ellensburg. There they will provide a campus map and direct you to a parking lot near the Student Union and Recreation Center. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Ravae O’Leary at (509) 963-3057 or

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED:  Contact Ravae O'Leary at 509.963.3057 for late registration options

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