This week's topic: Conservation and economic development in NCW
Jennifer Korfiatis of the Economic Development District of North Central Washington discusses the Dec. 12 conference focusing on the linkage between recreation, tourism and conservation.
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There is a growing recognition in our region of the linkage between economic development and conservation, which represents a shift in thinking from years past when it was assumed by many that the two values were mutually exclusive. On Wednesday, there will be a robust discussion of the interconnection between recreation, tourism and a strong environment in Chelan at a joint meeting of two little-known organizations that carry a lot of clout — the Economic Development District and the Resource Conservation and Development Council. The two organizations work closely on issues, with the EDD focusing on economic development and the RC&D concerning itself with conservation efforts as it relates to the economy.