The Tri-City Development Council is expected to
name a chief executive officer to succeed its longtime leader Carl
Adrian by the end of January.
The TRIDEC search committee interviewed
five candidates and narrowed the field to two finalists by early
It was expected to make a final
decision on Jan. 9, after the deadline for this edition of
the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. The online version of this
story will be updated once TRIDEC announces Adrian’s
successor. Visit tcjournal.biz for the details.
Adrian, chair and CEO of the regional economic
development agency, informed the TRIDEC Executive Committee he would retire at
the end of January back in August.
Adrian joined TRIDEC 16 years ago. He is its longest
TRIDEC promotes growth in economic development
in the region. TRIDEC’s mission is to promote a diverse economy in Benton and
It will celebrate its history with a look at its
past and present leadership on Jan. 22, when TRIDEC holds
its 57th annual meeting. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the
Pasco Red Lion Inn. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for others and $215 for a
table of eight.
Looking ahead, TRIDEC holds its annual economic
outlook program from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Three Rivers
Convention Center in Kennewick.
Contact Ashley Stubbs at
509-735-1000 or email@example.com for
The TRIDEC team supports business retention and
expansion, industrial development and new business development. It frequently
partners with local government on business initiatives and hosts visitors
interested in siting business operations in the region.
It employs nine and had a budget of about $2
million chiefly funded by membership dues and event fees. The CEO was
paid $200,000 in salary and other compensation in 2017, according to its most
recent filing with the IRS.
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