Fingers crossed, we're going to be running a live web feed of tonight's Brewhaha on economic development at Backspace here on Blogtown, for those of you who can't show up in person. Check back on here at 6:30, to tune in. Still, if you're out of work, we'll have resume expert Dawn Rasmussen on hand form from Pathfinder Career Services to help you turn that thing into a golden ticket. Not to mention career folks from idealist.org who can help you get connected with ethical job opportunities. You can't live stream that.

We're proud of the panel of speakers lined up for tonight's forum, in which panelists will be attending a "job interview," where the audience will ultimately award just one panelist the job of "Oregon's Job Czar." High stakes, for big players:

-Steve Novick, Our Oregon
-Bruce Studer, would-be casino builder from Lake Oswego
-Lindsay Mico, small business owner with Demeter Design, an environmental consultancy
-Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland
-Midge Purcell, Urban League of Portland
-Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner

We'll be asking our panelists what's wrong with Oregon's economy? And what would they do to fix it? As well as the standard interview questions, and word association. The evening will be introduced by Christian Kaylor, workforce analyst for the Oregon Employment Department. The man has so many terrifying statistics, he'll terrify you straight to terror-ville:

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STATISTICS: FALLING OFF A CLIFF...

Once again: BREWHAHA. Democracy and drinks. Backspace, NW 5th & Couch, 7pm sharp.

Or right here on Blogtown, live. From 6:45!