Early bird registration for KEDA Fall Forum ends October 2nd.
21 Sep 2022
Fall Forum, Events, Economy, business startups, Workforce, WAV-C
Join us October 20th, from 1-5pm, live and in person at the Kitsap Conference Center, for a look at the opportunities & challenges shaping Kitsap's future economy.
The forum will cover top of mind issues facing Kitsap's economy, including; inflation, workforce and inclusive hiring, and Kitsap's startup economy. Attendees will also be introduced to KEDA's newest initiative, WAV-C, Washington Autonous Vehicle Cluster.
Featuring nationally known speaker Martin Karl Vanags, of Martin Karl Consulting, who is an expert in best practices for business attraction, business retention, entrepreneurship, resilient communities, circular economies.He will share his perspective on the future of Kitsap's economy, and how we can create a strategy to grow and expand.
Social hour follows with hors d'oeuvre and hosted bar.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER; Martin Karl Vanags, Martin Karl Consulting, will present KITSAP'S ECONOMY; Opportunities, Challenges & the Future
- Inflation & Workforce: The Story So Far, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Labor Economist at State of Washington
- Inclusive Hiring: Realities and Rewards (Panel) Employment First Coalition
- WAV-C: Introducing Maritime Autonomy Seth Abelson, WAV-C Program Manager
- Made in Kitsap: Attracting, Growing, and Retaining Our World-Class Startups (Panel) Moderator: Alanna Imbach, founder, Vibe Coworks
Martin Karl Vanags, Martin Karl Consulting
Martin Karl Vanags is an economic development professional of thirty-five years. He has worked in a wide range of roles in economic development, community development, city management and entrepreneurship. After years working in Illinois, Indiana and New York State, Vanags is leading efforts to lead economic developers through the challenges posed by climate change. Vanags has served on numerous professional boards and commissions related to economic development in the communities he has served including serving on the Board of the International Economic Development Council. Vanags has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science form Illinois State University and is a Certified Economic developer. Learn more>>