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City of Auburn, Office of Economic Development ‘Your Catalyst for Success!’ IPZ #15 a Case Study WEDA Summer Conference June 13th, 2013.

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1 City of Auburn, Office of Economic Development ‘Your Catalyst for Success!’ IPZ #15 a Case Study WEDA Summer Conference June 13th, 2013

2 Description Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships An Economic Development Model where innovation and research based sustainable redevelopment and adaption of warehouse districts will encourage mixed-use market-affordable technology clusters. The program optimizes sustainable redevelopment with a multi-phase implementation creating higher wage / industry attraction through the re-imagination of public/private business improvements and infrastructure resources in collaboration with instructional and private research. Utilizing dynamic facilitation of partnerships, the IPZ will build on its existing industry clusters; Ecosystems, Aeronautics, Construction Technologies and Green Technologies. Initially within Ecosystem & Rainwater Management through the introduction of research and workforce development activities and will generate new businesses and products. The City of Auburn “Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships” will improve our jobs market and create market affordable districts for new and existing business clusters to flourish.

3 Certification  IPZ Designation established in 2007  Application process  Filing Date September 1, 2011  Designation Date February 21, 2012  Re-designation required in four years

4 Task Force Members Pete Lewis, Mayor City of Auburn Nancy Backus, Deputy Mayor City of Auburn Richard Wagner, City Councilman City of Auburn Dr. Anson W Fatland, Associate Vice President Washington State University Dr. Eileen Ely, President Green River Community college Dr. Kip Herren, Superintendent Auburn School District Nancy Wyatt, President & CEO Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Jeff Marcell, President Enterprise Seattle & King County IPZ Ray Moser, Director of Economic Development King County Executive Representative Dan McReynolds, Parametrix Inc. Mark Klaas, Editor Auburn Reporter Sue Anderson, Vice President CenturyLink Inc. Gary Venn, General Manager Oldcastle Precast Inc. Jim Dooley, CTO Forest Concepts Inc. Pete Agtuca, President 3 Phase Systems Inc. Art Sauls, General Manager Composite Solutions Inc. Douglas Lein, Administrator Auburn IPZ #15 Manager, City of Auburn Office of Economic Development Ron Tiedeman, Director City of Auburn Innovation & Technology Dennis Dowdy, Director City of Auburn Public Works Bill Thomas, Econ Dev Planner City of Auburn

5 Task Force  IPZ Future  Structure  Term 18 months  Flexible format  Quarterly meeting

6 Committees IPZ Task Force Finance * Organization * Structure * Grants Workforce Development * K - 16 *Apprentice *Internship Business Clusters Aeronautics Technologies Alternative & Green Energy Construction Tech Material Ecosystems Communications *Surveys * Public Relations * Marketing Commercialization * Research *Patents * Trademarks

7 Task Force Development  Goals for Task Force  Structure  Funding  Develop committee functions and goals  Online Survey  904 companies within IPZ  Zone stake holders outreach  Industry Cluster networking  Communications  Website  Social networking – 3No Networking is Born

8 Panel Speakers Douglas Lein Manager City of Auburn Office of Economic Development Administrator Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships, IPZ #15 Auburn Nancy Wyatt Nancy Wyatt President and CEO of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce IPZ #15 Committee Chair for Communications Rick Meikle Rick Meikle Principal of Bankers Capital Management LLC IPZ #15 Committee Chair for Finance Pete Agtuca Pete Agtuca President of 3Phase Energy Systems IPZ #15 Committee Chair for Commercialization Alexis Holzer Alexis Holzer Deputy Director Economic Development Washington State University IPZ #15 Committee Chair for Workforce Development

9 By anonymous author -Auburn business owner “Auburn is at a crossroads of growth; with a diverse economy and great regional attractions; we are in the path of Urban Industrial Development & Growth and we need to be ready for it.” By anonymous author -Auburn business owner

10 City of Auburn, Office of Economic Development ‘Your Catalyst for Success!’ For More Information Douglas Lein Mgr City of Auburn Office of Economic Development


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