EDC’s Braunwart Part of Leadership Washington Class

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

The 2015-2016 AWB Institute Leadership Washington Class

The 2015-2016 AWB Institute Leadership Washington Class

Emily Braunwart, Manager of Business Recruitment for the Grant County EDC is one of eleven professionals statewide participating in the second class of Leadership Washington.

Leadership Washington is the Association of Washington Business Institute’s premiere program to cultivate and educate the next generation of Washington industry leaders.

Braunwart returned from the first class session in Cle Elum with a new perspective on the range of issues facing the states legislature and the economy.

“There was so much information and it was so well presented,” said Braunwart. “The first session covered public policy and the economy. I’ve learned so much already and it is all directly applicable to my work with the EDC.”

Future sessions will cover a range of topics including the high-tech and bio-tech industries, exporting, agriculture, energy, immigration transportation manufacturing, food processing and health care. Each session is held in a different region of the state giving class members a full immersion in Washington States diversity.

“The program is so in depth and immersive,” said Braunwart. “I’m especially looking forward to the sessions on manufacturing, food processing and transportation.”

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