To promote the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry within the five-county district.
MCEDD was formed in 1969 by its member counties. It received federal designation as a District from the US Economic Development Administration in 1970.
MCEDD is organized as a government non-profit in Oregon as an ORS-190 and in Washington as a RCW 39.34.010.
MCEDD is governed by a public-private board of directors representing counties, cities, ports, chambers and major private industries.
MCEDD retains the distinction of being the only regionally focused economic development agency in the Mid-Columbia. Professional staff are available to assist with your business retention and expansion needs.