Agenda for Thursday, October 09, 2014

Joint, Select & Other Committees

Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee

Economic Development & International Relations, Legislative Committee* -  10/09/14  9:00 am

Full Committee
(360) 786-7714
Ferry County Fairgrounds - Carousel Building
14 Lawson Way
Republic, WA

REVISED on 10/7/2014 at 11:16 AM

Agenda: “The Economic Impact of Company Closures on Rural Communities”:  
  1. Introduction of committee/opening remarks.
  2. Welcoming remarks.
  3. Kinross video production - "From Rock to Gold- the Mining and Milling Process."
  4. Overview on the Chamber's efforts to help the community.
  5. Overview of operations, safety culture, and closure.
  6. Supporting business through the regulatory process.
  7. Legislative efforts to assist displaced timber workers in the 1990s - perspective on how these initiatives may assist workers in Republic.
  8. Finding strategies to bolster rural communities in times of economic downturn. .
  9. Overview of the Employment Security Department's response to layoffs in a community.
  10. Providing public and financial assistance and a mobile response and Protecting children in tough economic times.
  11. Potential Financial Impacts on School District Funding.
  12. Perspectives from a local legislator.
  13. Closing remarks.

Meeting is expected to end at 1:00 p.m.



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