Members of the Research Triangle Region Economic Partnership are going big game hunting this month.

The RTP group is sending a team of economic developers on a West Coast swing this week to visit with site selection consultants and venture capital firms. Stops are scheduled in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Silicon Valley. The trip lasts through Thursday.

Later this month the RTP group is co-host a North Carolina Pavilion at the Bio 2003 annual conference in Washington, DC. The conference runs June 22-25. Also participating in the pavilion are the Raleigh and Durham chambers of commerce and the Research Triangle Foundation.

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership includes Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties.