PNITA: Navigating a Strategic Plan for Trade

PNITA: Navigating a Strategic Plan for Trade

By Maria Ellis, Director, Federal Affairs & Executive Director, PNITA

In partnership with Portland Business Alliance, the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA) works to create economic opportunities for Oregon companies, workers, and farmers through education, advocacy, and promotion on international trade.

A few weeks ago, PNITA circulated a survey to businesses and trade-related partners asking about what they see as the biggest needs and opportunities for supporting trade in Oregon and SW Washington. 

We got great responses and insightful feedback. The insights taken from this survey will be used as the foundation to kick-off PNITA’s strategic planning efforts, which launch on Nov. 1 and wrap-up in January 2020.


Attend our next trade event

If you are looking to attend an event on trade, look no further than our Forum Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 18, hosted at the Hilton Downtown Portland at 7:30 a.m. Come hear economist Kimberly Clausing’s insights into how trade, immigration, and globalization support a healthy and thriving economy here at home. Clausing is the author of the book Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital, and has been featured by Bloomberg News, the Brookings Institution, and the Harvard Business Review. Register here.

Stay up-to-date on issues impacting Oregon trade with our new social media accounts on Twitter at @TradeinOR and on LinkedIn. If you want to get involved or become a member of PNITA, you can reach out to Executive Director, Maria Ellis, at