In May, Bob Yaro, President of Regional Plan Association, presented an economic development strategy in Portland, Oregon. Portland State University’s School of Business Administration and the Oregon Environmental Council hosted the event, titled "2007 Economic Development Speaker Series". Yaro stressed the importance of global economic change, concerns about energy and climate change. The economic development strategy for the Cascadia megaregion emphasized how to market its natural assets, attract and retain talent, and create synergies between existing research universities. Powerpoint presentation by Bob Yaro on the Cascadia Megaregion.