SPOKANE, Wash – A consortium of Spokane organizations will release an assessment of the region’s opportunities to enhance the biomedical industry in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The news conference will take place Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. in the Washington State University Spokane Health Sciences Building, Room 110 B.

The study identifies new opportunities to grow the biomedical industry in the region. The research will guide future planning for biomedical development in the Northwest.

The news conference includes representatives of the four organizations that commissioned the study: INTEC (Inland Northwest Technology Education Center), INHS (Inland Northwest Health Services), the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce and Washington State University Spokane. Tripp Umbach & Associates of Pennsylvania conducted the assessment, and its president, Simon Tripp, will present the report’s findings.

The news conference is open to the public.

WHAT: News Conference
Presenting “Spokane and the Inland Northwest: An Assessment of Opportunities for Biomedical Economic Development”

WHERE: Washington State University Spokane
Health Sciences Building
Riverpoint Higher Education Park
310 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Room 110 B
Directions: East of Trent and Division

WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 2002, 11 a.m.

WHY: To enhance and leverage biomedical economic development opportunities in the Inland Northwest.

Web sites: www.news.spokane.wsu.edu (Information on the report will be posted and updated at that site in the future)
www.inhs.org (INHS)
www.intec-center.org (INTEC)
www.spokane.wsu.edu (WSU Spokane)
www.spokanechamber.org (Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce)
www.trippumbach.com (Tripp-Umbach & Associates, Inc.)