STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ECONOMIC REGION
67-7801. Legislative findings. The legislature finds that there is a new emerging global economy in which countries and regions located in specific areas of the world are forging new cooperative arrangements.
The legislature finds that these new cooperative arrangements are increasing the competitiveness of the participating countries and regions, thus increasing the economic benefits and the overall quality of life for the citizens of the individual countries and regions.
The legislature also finds that the Pacific northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are in a strategic position to act together, as a region, thus increasing the overall competitiveness of the individual states and provinces that will provide substantial economic benefits for all of their citizens.
[67-7801, added 1991, ch. 99, sec. 1, p. 218.]