Study Mission

An annual, in-state study mission trip for Seattle metropolitan area leaders

  • About
    In addition to our domestic and international leadership mission trips, the Chamber partners with the Puget Sound Regional Council to host an annual trip for leaders to connect other parts of our state. This trip explores the innovation and economic development across Washington. Past trips have focused on:

    • A variety of industries such as agriculture and education
    • Site visits to unique and innovative companies including WSU and others
    • Regions including Wenatchee, Spokane, and Vancouver to name a few
  • Why attend

    Why attend? You will:

    1. Get a backstage pass to limited-access venues and learn about the hidden gems of our state
    2. Learn how we can better nurture our own employment base, cultivate shared emerging sectors, and invest in the state's transportation and workforce needs
    3. Network and develop new relationships with other delegates and statewide leaders
  • Who attends

    The Washington State Study Mission draws:

    • Public officials from the Seattle metropolitan region and across the state
    • Executives from local and state-wide companies
    • Companies and entrepreneurs interested in relationship and investment opportunities
  • What past attendees have to say

    "One of the most significant takeaways or learnings that comes from a study mission like this is the opportunity to engage business leaders and elected officials in an intimate setting where you can focus on the issues that impact everyone in our state. This is truly a special venue to examine critical aspects of our state economy." - Greg Collins, Southwest Washington Study Mission

    "The greatest value of these trips is in two things: the acquaintance and network that develop as a result of spending a couple of days together, and the "aha" moments that you never anticipated. Having been on enough of these trips, I know on blind faith that there will be value that I never expected, and that's why I would encourage anyone to sign up, even if you don't think you see something on the agenda that applies directly to you." - Skip Kotkins, Southwest Washington Study Mission

    "Like all Chamber trips, this was perfectly conceived and offered something for everyone and anyone. Beyond the specifics of the presentations and venues, the chance to get to know other trip participants is invaluable." - Past attendee, Cascade Curtain Study Mission

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Learn more, contact:
Aarti Khanna at (206) 389-7244
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Contact Hannah Holman at (206) 389-7216.

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