The Lewis County Economic Development Council and similar organizations from around the region will gather Thursday at Great Wolf Lodge for the “Regional Economic Forecast and Innovation Expo. 

The event will highlight a study done by Pacific Mountain Workforce Development. 

“Presentations will focus on regional initiatives within the emerging sectors of IT Media/Video Production/Web Portal Hosting, Creative Arts/Sports & Recreation and Brewing. Event organizers are planning breakout sessions led by regional leaders doing innovative work in the established sectors of Health Care/Life Sciences, Food Production/Agriculture and Tourism/Hospitality,” according to a news release from the Thurston Economic Development Council. “We are excited to tell stories that interweave the established and emerging sectors together into one robust economic fabric.”

The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge. Registration is available at or by calling Greater Grays Harbor, Inc:  360-532-1924; Lewis County EDC: 360-748-0114; Mason County EDC:  360-426-2276; Pacific County EDC:  360-875-9330; Thurston EDC: 360-754-6320.

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