Home Mount Baker juts 10,780 feet (3286 m) south of the US-Canadian border on Puget Sound, aka Salish Sea. The peaceful Pacific Northwest region was developed by extraction industries, fruit, veg & dairy farming till the world wars. Geopolitics turned the economy to aviation, IT and services on the Pacific Rim. Seattle area MNCs include Amazon, Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft, & Starbucks. Vancouver, British Columbia firms include BC Hydro, HSBC Bank, SAP, Nature’s Path Foods, Simon Fraser University, UBC, Vancouver Airport & West Fraser Timber. The 1995 UK-Hong Kong turnover added migrants to the region, in which significant demographics from India and The Netherlands live side by side with First Nation and Native American peoples. (BAScholten photo 2016) Rural Geography Research Group website is under construction. Please be patient as Secretary Megan Palmer-Abbs, and RGRG Newsletter editor Bruce Scholten, work with RGS-IBG’s Sarah Evans to improve information for rural geographers. Here are some of our ca. 300 RGRG members at the AGM, London international meeting, 29th August 2019 (Bas pic). Please take the time to read the RGS-IBG Privacy Notice. RGRG webpages: http://rgrg.co.uk/ RGS-IBG webpages: https://www.rgs.org/ RGS-IBG 2020 conferences: https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/key-dates-and-deadlines/ RGRG Chair Martin Phillips et al suggested updating our logo, at interim meeting, RGS-IBG London (02Dec19). News editor Bruce A. Scholten had these in a drawer (Bas 29Dec19).