July 11, 2017 – The recently passed $5.3B Oregon transportation bill includes not only critical funding for city and county road, but also individual projects from the MCEDD region (including top priorities from our regional economic development strategy). Projects which were elevated for funding within the transportation package include:
Hood River Bridge replacement Environmental Impact Study
WaNaPa street improvements in the City of Cascade Locks
Pedestrian safety improvements in the City of Dufur
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May 31, 2017 – The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) confirmed a 2017-18 partnership planning investment award to the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District. As noted by EDA: “investments in planning, technical assistance, infrastructure and capacity building support business start-up and expansion to enable towns and cities all across the country to build strong, durable and resilient local economies that produce good wages for American workers.”