WEA Policy Conference – Directing Our Regional Growth Through Collaboration
We know one thing to be true: we all want safe, healthy communities where we live, work and recreate. Why is it, then, that when it comes to policy making we parse housing, employment and community into three distinct siloes?
In order for our region to realize a vibrant economy that provides a path to the middle class and climate security, we have to lean into the hard conversations. That means more nuanced policy conversations that bring together the public, private and non-profit sectors to work together toward solution.
At this year’s WEA Policy Conference we aim to do just that.
Some of the questions we will be asking include:
- What does it look like to use manufacturing as a tool to center equity and build the middle class, all while taking care of the environment?
- How do we help local jurisdictions grow revenue streams so they can build infrastructure needed for developer investment?
- How do we plan for regional growth that prioritizes manufacturing adjacent business opportunities to both bolster local economies and cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar 14, 2024
Hidden Creek Community Center, Hillsboro