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***EVENT RESCHEDULED FOR Feb. 20, 2020***

We are pleased to announce that the Summit has been rescheduled. Click here for more information.

2019 Greater Portland Economic Summit

Igniting Innovation through Education and Industry Partnerships

What: Greater Portland Economic Summit
When: To be announced
7:30 a.m.: Registration, breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Main program
Where: To be announced
GPI investors: $125 each or $1,250 for a table of 10
(Use your investor code for discount)
Non-investors: $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10

Greater Portland Inc’s signature event celebrates GPI’s role as the region’s premier public-private partnership and shines a spotlight on our region’s competitiveness in a global economy.

This year, with conversations led by higher education and workforce leaders, we will explore how education and industry partnerships ignite innovation and serve to help students, communities and our regional economy thrive. We'll hear exciting updates from leaders from Clackamas Community College, Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland Community College, Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon and Washington State University-Vancouver.

Tickets and tables of 10 are on sale now. Don’t miss this important regional conversation and one of the best networking opportunities of the year.

Put your company or community brand on the premier event showcasing our region. The Summit attracts more than 500 public- and private-sector leaders and is one of the best networking events in Greater Portland. Many levels of sponsorship are available. Contact Cara Rene, Senior VP of Communications & Stakeholder Relations, to find the best opportunity for you.

Keynote speaker: Tracye McDaniel

Tracye McDaniel, president of TIP Strategies, Inc., brings a global perspective to local strategies. Throughout her thirty-year career, Tracye has advised and supported five governors in all facets of economic development. She has led marketing efforts in over 51 countries. Tracye is a trusted advisor to CEOs, nonprofits, public organizations, and private enterprises.

Prior to joining TIP, Tracye was the founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems. She has served as president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne, an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to marketing the state globally for business attraction, retention, and foreign direct investment.

Before that, Tracye was Founding CEO of Choose New Jersey, one of a few economic development organizations in the country wholly funded through private sources. While there, she shaped the state’s brand for economic development marketing as well as its business retention and recruitment strategies. Tracye was also one of the founding creators of Opportunity Houston at the Greater Houston Partnership where she served in the role of Executive Vice President and COO.

Our speakers:

This year's Summit will feature the leading higher education voices in our region.


President Tim Cook
Clackamas Community College

Interim President
Sandra A. Fowler-Hill
Clark College

President Danny Jacobs
Oregon Health & Science University

President Mark Mitsui
Portland Community College

Chancellor Mel Netzhammer
Washington State University - Vancouver

Interim President
Stephen Percy
Portland State University

President Michael Schill
University of Oregon
President Lisa Skari
Mt. Hood Community College

Vice President of Research Irem Tumer
Oregon State University

Thank you to our sponsors

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