Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Town Hall: Building our Local Economy

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Please join the King County Council at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute for a special Town Hall Meeting on economic development and recovery:

Building our Local Economy

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
6 p.m. – public reception
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – program

Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
307 Westlake Avenue N, Seattle

Last year’s major financial crisis continues to deeply impact our economy. We’ve recently seen some positive signs of recovery, but unemployment remains high and economic indicators are mixed.

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Come learn about the current state of the economy in our region, what we can expect in the coming year, and what is being done to encourage economic development and recovery.

The state’s top economic forecaster will provide a briefing on current economic conditions and trends in our region.

We’ll discuss economic development efforts with enterpriseSeattle and job training with the Workforce Development Council. County staff will brief us on the impact of federal stimulus funding, and the Moontown Foundation will discuss preparing young adults for family wage careers in the clean and renewable energy industry.

You will have a chance to ask questions of our panelists, share your ideas, and provide public testimony on any issue.

Town Hall Meetings are an opportunity for the Council to hear directly from you in your community. We hope to see you there!

More about Town Halls

The County Council is a regional government committed to engaging King County residents in their local communities. Throughout the year, the Council holds local Town Hall Meetings on issues of public importance. Community members have the opportunity to meet Councilmembers, be briefed by local and regional experts, and provide public testimony.

Each Town Hall is a special meeting of the Council's Committee of the Whole (COW), the only standing committee on which all nine members serve. COW considers legislation and policy issues of interest to the entire council.

Since 2007, more than 4,100 people have met with Councilmembers at Town Halls held in Auburn, Bellevue, Shoreline, Renton, Carnation, Covington, Federal Way, Burien, Kent, West Seattle, Redmond, Seattle, Maple Valley, and Sammamish.

Questions? Please email CouncilTownHall@kingcounty.gov or call 206-296-0335.

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