LISTEN: Out West Podcast explores the economic benefits of developing electric vehicle charging stations.

Electric Vehicles and Economic Development Opportunities, the latest episode of WGA’s Out West podcast, examines how the adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure can generate significant economic opportunities across the West.

In this episode, WGA Policy Advisor Kevin Moss speaks with Scott Bricker, the Interim Vice President of Destination Development at Travel Oregon, and Jim Chen, the Vice President of Public Policy at Rivian, to learn how everyone from small communities to large manufacturers can tap into the EV market to expand economic growth.

The episode is part of a series for WGA Chair and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative, which seeks to achieve an expanded regional agreement to promote the enhanced planning, siting and coordination of electric vehicle infrastructure across the West. 

To listen, click the embedded player below, or visit PodbeanSpotify and Apple Podcasts. And learn more about the ongoing work of the Western Governors' Association.

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