Bio
Kristina E Hudson

 

Kristina has over 16 years of experience in economic development. She developed the first industry cluster program that enterpriseSeattle has utilized as its model for Clean Technology, Life Sciences, Aerospace, Fashion & Apparel, Financial Services and other cluster opportunities. Hudson has received two International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awards, one of which is the “Best Technology-Based Economic Development Program”. In the last five years, she's helped to create over 2,500 jobs and over $400 million in economic impact for the region.

 

In 2004, Kristina founded the Washington Interactive Network, and brought this program with her to enterpriseSeattle. This was the first economic development program in the United States to be targeted solely at the interactive media industry. In the first five years, the WIN program helped to create over 2,500 jobs and over $400 Million in economic impact for the region. Kristina’s model for industry cluster development for Interactive Media is now being replicated in other economic development organizations globally.

 

For several years, Kristina served as an advisor to the WTIA for their dinner program content and for their Fast Pitch Forum. She is currently the Co-Director of Industry and Innovation for the University of Washington’s Engineering Research Center for Neurological Engineering. Previously, Kristina spent 11 years with Washington State Film Office, she worked to market the state, and to bring film and television production business to the state of Washington.

 

enterpriseSeattle (formerly the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County) is the public private economic development partnership representing King County and its 39 cities.  Using their expertise, enterpriseSeattle’s business development managers provide confidential, free-of-charge information and assistance to decision makers and consultants.

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