Who are the key people start-ups need to know in Clark County?

I've started a list of key contacts in the Clark County business community. Who else needs to be on this list and why?

Rep. Jim Jacks Bonnie Moore at the Columbia River Economic Development Council Alisa Pyszka with the city of Vancouver Jan Harte with the Small Business Development Center at Washington State University VaNessa Duplessie, an entrepreneur and board member of Leadership Clark County

Asked by lclark on May 26, 2010 Flag

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Nadm says...

Top five in no particular order Paul Christiansen in good times and bad David Neurenburg Eric Fuller Ed Lynch Pat Sheaffer or Jeanne Firstenburg

and soon, Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments

It is hard to limit to just five people, but at the end of the day, the five people you need to know really depends on who you talk to and what you're looking for.

I am here to help Clark County business position theselves for sustainable growth and quality jobs. We want to bridge the gaps between where you are right now and where you want to take your business. We are best utilized when you face a problem and dont know where to start to get it resolved.

  • Finding captail and leveraging financial incentives
  • Finding, developing & retaining the right talent
  • Making your operations more competitive through R&D innovation
  • Business planning & support (i.e. municipalities)
  • Getting involved in the community (i.e. interns, mentoring, science/tech/eng/math programs)

BONNIE MOORE, Director of Business Services Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council Columbia River Economic Development Council Tel: (360) 567-1055 Email:

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