Thursday, April 8, 2010

Seattle Marine Business Coalition to hold Economic Forecast Breakfast

The Seattle Marine Business Coalition will hold its General Memberships meeting on April 21 with a panel discussion on the city, state and regional current economic climate. This meeting will be open to members and non-members. A panel of local and state legislators and policmakers will share their views on the current state of our local economy and listen to comments about how private and public sectors can work together to ensure the region's economic health.

Economic Forecast Breakfast
April 21, 2010 | 7:30am - 9:30am
Ivar's Salmon House 
$15 - SMBC members
$21 - non-members

Panelists will include:
  • Daniel Malarkey, Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Reuven Carlyle, Washington State Representative, 36th District
  • Gael Tarleton, Commissioner, Port of Seattle
  • Sally Bagshaw, Council Member, City of Seattle
Expected to attend are decision makers from the private sector, and policymakers from the public sector: maritime industrial, commercial fishing and manufacturing sector representatives, downtown business interests, and local and regional policymakers and legislators. The following will be invited, and in turn encouraged to invite their membership.
  • Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Phil Bussey
  • Manufacturing Industrial Center, Dave Gering
  • BINMIC AC, John Kane (includes NSIA, Ballard Chamber of Commerce and SMBC)
  • Downtown Seattle Association, Kate Joncas
  • SODO, Mike Peringer
  • Seattle Department of Economic Development, Steve Johnson
  • Washington State Department of Commerce, Maury Forman
To register for this event email For more information contact Peter Philiips at

The Seattle Marine Business Coalition is a 501c (3) nonprofit that represents the interests of Seattle’s marine industrial land users. Our 300 member companies are clustered at the north and south ends of the viaduct in Seattle’s tow industrially zoned neighborhoods: the Ballard Interbay North End Manufacturing Center (BINMIC) and the Duwamish Industrial Neighborhood.

SMBC membership consists of companies involved in commercial fishing and marine transportation: fishing vessel operators, tug and barge operators, operators of tour boats and ferries and general cargo vessel operators. Member companies also include shipyards, fuel providers, marine construction companies and vendors and suppliers to the commercial maritime and commercial fishing companies.