Rural Economic Diversification and Innovation: The New Growth Sectors

This session features stories of rural CEOs and managers who are leading innovation and economic expansion. Each will provide insight to what makes rural an attractive locale, opportunities for growth, and ideas for how rural communities should prepare for and embrace the changes ahead.


Jenny Taylor
Director of Infrastructure, Insitu, Inc., Hood River, OR/Stevenson, WA

Ray Doering
Director, Corporate Communication, Coquille Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO), North Bend, OR

Orion Falvey
Co-Owner, Orchid Health, Estacada/Oakridge, OR

Tim Fry
President, 468 Communications, Bellingham, WA

Track: Revitalizing Rural Economies

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