The Inland Northwest New Economy Summit starts tonight and extends through Saturday. The Summit will focus on promoting ideas and strategies for a stronger and more sustainable regional economy, discussing local development opportunities and renewable energy strategies.
“Policy changes at the state level could incentivize the use of energy created by our Waste to Energy facility to help build our local economy,” Spokane City Councilmember Amber Waldref said, a featured speaker at the event.
The event includes workshops covering topics from scaling sustainable agriculture, green building, alternative energy, green businesses job creation and leadership in the new economy.
There will also be a business pitch competition with cash prizes of up to $1000. Tonight's event will be held at the Gonzaga University Jepson Center, in the Wolff Auditorium from 6-9pm. Saturday participants will reconvene at 9:30am at the EWU Phase 1 Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Register HERE and a shout out to Joel, Jessica, Beth, and Kate for their hard work in putting this together.