2019 EDB Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Each year the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County brings together hundreds of business and civic leaders from across the region to celebrate the people and projects that have made a difference in our community’s economy.

Rebecca Ryan


Registration has closed. Please check in at the registration desk during the event.


Greater Tacoma Convention Center



Keynote Speaker

We cannot wait to introduce you to our 2019 keynote speaker, Rebecca Ryan.

Trained as a futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps cities figure out “what’s next” through speaking from the stage, leading foresight processes for organizations and communities, and teaching the science (and art) of strategic foresight.

Rebecca is frequently called a “human sparkplug” and you’ll see why. Her enthusiasm for walking cities through the strategic foresight process is contagious. She’s a high-energy speaker who will leave event attendees asking to get engaged in planning our communities for the next generation.

She is also literally a baller, having played pro-basketball in eastern Europe throughout her twenties.

Watch a video of Rebecca


Sponsorship opportunities are available at multiple levels. Contact Bruce Kendall or Jenn Adrien for details.

Questions about the 2019 events?

Contact Jenn Adrien at jenn@edbtacomapierce.org or 253-284-5888.