Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Marine Debris and Wildlife: Impacts, Sources, and Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Senate Dirksen Building, Washington, D.C. In his opening statement, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) stated that for coastal states, particularly those on the West Coast, the prevalence of marine debris on our shores is a chronic issue. In March 2011, a large earthquake stuck off the Japanese coast, causing a large tsunami […]

Innovations in Infrastructure Finance

May 10, 2016 – Webinar The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) hosted a webinar on traditional funding mechanisms for large-scale infrastructure and transportation projects on May 10.  Partnering with private funding sources has been successful in Canada and some U.S. states, but a lack of regulation and guidelines has left U.S. entities unsure about how to […]

Pacific North American Arctic Leaders Forum

March 3, 2016 – Senate Russell Building, Washington, D.C. The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Arctic Caucus held a high-level Round-table on the North American Arctic with the Alaska Congressional Delegation, along with other speakers from the Pacific Northwest, to give their insight on the North American Arctic. The event was moderated by Matt Morrison, Executive Director of PNWER and featured the […]