Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations Meetings – Historical

Want to know which topics the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations has delved into in the past?

Below is a list of meeting topics with dates and locations going back to 2003, when the Legislature created the committee by statute. For copies of specific agendas and meeting materials not linked below, please contact one of our staff.  Summary reports for several years (and some individual meetings) are available on this page.

Date Location Topic
Sept. 2, 2015 Spokane Arena Multimillion dollar impact of local sporting events on Washington’s economy
Oct. 09, 2014 Republic The Economic Impact of Company Closures on Rural Communities
July 29, 2014 Puyallup City Hall Washington’s Natural Resources Economy – Farming and Floriculture in Western Washington
Oct. 31, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia Facing Global Challenges with Regional Solutions
Sept. 13, 2013 Everett Community College EB-5 – The Federal Government’s Immigrant Investor Program in Washington State” Did you know that by investing 500 thousand dollars in an approved EB-5 project and creating at least 10 U.S. jobs immigrant investors can obtain their Green Card?
Sept. 21, 2012 LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma Creating New Economic Possibilities through the Development of Innovative Composite Materials
 June 26, 2012 Walla Walla Community College Tourism in Washington State During a Budget Crisis Era: How the Private Sector and Local Communities are Innovating and Coordinating Tourism Strategies
July 27, 2011 Seattle – Rainier Club High Speed Rail and its Future in Washington State
Sept. 19, 2011 Wenatchee – Confluence Technology Center Promoting Economic Development through Innovative Models for Marketing Washington’s Fresh and Value-added Agricultural Products
Oct. 13, 2010 Fife – LeMay Club Auto Tacoma The Hobby Industry in Washington State
Sept. 2, 2010 Yakima Valley SunDome – State Fair Room Keep it Growing: Agriculture Technology and Promotion in Washington State
July 9, 2010 Tacoma Washington’s Ports: A Critical Tool for Economic Development.
Nov. 5, 2009 Renton Economic  Impact of Technology and Innovation in Washington State
Sept. 2, 2009 Seattle/Ballard Washington’s Global Health Care Industry
Nov. 18 to 19, 2008 Bellevue / Redmond area The Cyber and Video Game Industry:  It’s Not Just Kids’ Play, It’s Big Business for Washington’s Software Industry
Sept. 24-25, 2008 Spokane area The Economic Impact of the Health Care Industry in Washington
July 9-10, 2008 Vancouver area Green Jobs:  The Economics of Job Creation in Washington’s Green Manufacturing, Services, and Building Industries
Nov. 14, 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia Washington State and Canada Border Relations
Oct. 19, 2007 Walla Walla Economics of sport fishing and hunting
July 11, 2007 Spokane Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: Trade, Technical, Vocational Training in Washington State
Nov. 15, 2006 Moses Lake Washington’s Emerging Energy Technologies: Bio Fuels, Wind Power, and Others.
Aug. 18, 2006 Everett The Future of Manufacturing in Washington State
31-May-06 Seattle Public work session to hear ISC proposal on NASCAR
Oct. 27, 2005 Aberdeen Closure of Weyerhaeuser’s Cosmopolis Pulp Mill and Aberdeen Large Log Sawmill – Job Displacement
Oct. 6, 2005 Vancouver Promoting Eco- Cultural Tourism for Economic Development
Sept.8-9, 2005 Victoria, BC Washington State/British Columbia, Canada Cross-Border issues
June 15-16, 2005 Yakima Washington State’s Defense Industries: who they are and their economic impact
May 17-20 L.A., San Francisco Trade Development mission
Nov 10, 2004


Marysville Public Work Session to hear presentations regarding the issues, pros and cons, related to the proposed motorsports facility
Oct. 6, 2004 Olympia Officials from Snohomish County and the City of Marysville will present the pubic/private proposal being submitted to Great Western Sports and ISC officials to site a motor sports entertainment facility in Snohomish County
Oct.5, 2004


Onyx Software Company, Bellevue


Venture capital investment and its role in fostering biotechnology and high technology business development in Washington State
Aug.3, 2004 Spokane International Trade and Local Economic Development in the Inland Pacific Northwest (Spokane)
June 15, 2004 Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Island How Washington State Cottage Industries Impact the State Economy
Nov. 4, 2003 SeaTac – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Exploring the Impact of Sea-Tac International Airport on Washington State’s Economy
Sept. 25-27, 2003 Yakima, Prosser, Sunnyside, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla Bringing the World to Eastern Washington
July 10, 2003 Shelton and Manchester Exploring Aquaculture Export Potential & Obstacles