VICTORIA – Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam, has been named as Premier John Horgan’s representative at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) group.
Glumac has worked in a variety of hi-tech industries and was previously appointed Parliamentary Secretary of Technology, with a mandate to support growth in the tech sector.
Glumac’s new role will begin when the Government of British Columbia hosts PNWER’s Annual Winter Meeting in Victoria. Over three days between November 5 and 7, delegates from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana will gather to discuss regional economic leadership.
“There are great opportunities to grow B.C.’s tech sector by strengthening partnerships within the Pacific Northwest region,” said Glumac. “Universities and companies in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland can work together more to support and share research, and we can also improve transportation links.” Hi-speed rail is one of the topics being discussed at the meeting.
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region includes working groups on everything from transportation, to environmental stewardship, to technology. Legislators and influential private-sector representatives from each jurisdiction will participate in the discussions.
“PNWER represents a great opportunity for British Columbia to collaborate and innovate with our neighbours,” said Glumac. “This will help us create good jobs for people in B.C.’s tech sector and beyond.”
For more information about Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, visit: http://www.pnwer.org/
For more information on the agenda of the Annual Winter Meeting, visit: http://www.pnwer.org/uploads/2/3/2/9/23295822/pnwer_2017_winter_preliminary_schedule.pdf