Forterra forum for governor candidates June 27

SEATTLE — Forterra and two other organizations are hosting a forum for the candidates for governor on June 27, 7 a.m., at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle.

Forterra’s co-sponsors are Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., and the Washington chapter of NAIOP, a commercial real estate development association.Invited are former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, Democrat; and state Attorney General Rob McKenna, Republican. Nine candidates — two Democrats, two Independents, four Republicans and one No Party Preference — are on the ballot for governor.

According to a notice about the forum, the host organizations share an interest in “smart infrastructure; green affordable housing and land use that can accommodate growth and offer access to diverse economic opportunities; a good quality of life; and protecting the extraordinary natural assets of our State.”

The forum will focus on each candidate’s vision of “how to grow the economy while setting our communities on a course for a sustainable future accessible to all of Washington’s residents.

“In the next 100 years, the Puget Sound region’s population is expected to double, pressuring already-strained cities and challenging the region to steward natural resources that must provide many, sometimes-conflicting benefits. Meanwhile, communities across the state are seeking new opportunities to create good local jobs and a high quality of life drawing on our unique assets and benefiting all of Washington’s residents.”


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