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Rural Pathways event planned for Friday

— A webinar discussing ways to create jobs, improve local economy, add value to existing businesses and encourage new entrepreneurs is set for Friday at various locations throughout Okanogan and Ferry counties.

Twenty sites across the state will watch Erik Pages, on an online seminar-teleconference with the opportunity to ask questions. After his presentation, each site will put their ideas into action through organized activities, turning their attention to local issues, resources and project ideas.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In Omak, the event will be hosted at the Havillah Road Printing and Business Center at 208 S. Main Street.

A registration fee will apply and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Other local locations are:

Colville – Stevens County Sheriffs and Ambulance building, 425 North Highway.

Nespelem – Tribal Administration Building (west conference room), 44 School Loop Road.

Oroville – Pastime, 307 Main St.

Republic – Tri-County Economic Development office, 147 N. Clark Ave.

Twisp – TwispWorks, 502 S. Glover St.

Wenatchee- Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way.

The 2015 Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference is sponsored by WSU Extension, Washington State Department of Commerce, Association of Washington Cities, USDA-Rural Development, Avista Corporation and the state Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

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