Opportunities to Invest in Rural: The Rebirth of Traditional Rural-Based Sectors

Traditional natural resource-based companies continue to play a vital role in rural economies. In this session you will learn from rural business owners and managers who are champions of change in sectors from wood products to agriculture. They’ll share insights about business opportunities and challenges, rural-urban economic connections, and how rural community and government leaders can optimize business success.


Tyler Freres
Vice-President, Freres Lumber, Lyons, OR

Angelina Skowronski
General Manager, Fishpeople Seafood Market at Garibaldi Landing

Cory Carmen
Owner, Carmen Ranch, Wallowa, OR

Bruce Nissen
CEO, LDB Beverage, Stevenson, WA

Track: Revitalizing Rural Economies

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