Since inception of the business assistance program, MCEDD has made over 230 loans to businesses totaling over $14 million. MCEDD loan client businesses have created or retained over 2,100 jobs. MCEDD funds have also leveraged just over $12 million in additional public funding and over $30 million of private capital. Learn more about the businesses we support and their contributions to the local economy:
Honald Building Apartment Renovation Project Seeks to Rejuvenate City
Travis Dillard, a Gorge native, and his wife, Jen Dillard, purchased the Honald Building in September of 2016 with theRead more.
MCEDD Financing Supports Start-up Alpaca Clothing Company
Woop!Wear is a small alpaca clothing company which started in 2007 with a desire to bring alpaca into the outdoorRead more.
Financing Helps Renewal Workshop Expand Operations
Nicole Bassett and Jeff Denby, co-founders of The Renewal Workshop, received a $200,000 MCEDD loan in October 2017 to expand theirRead more.
Business Financing Supports New Brewery: Dwinell Country Ales
Dwinell Country Ales, the newest member of the Columbia River Gorge’s vibrant beer making community, recently opened the doors toRead more.
Business Program Assists Loan Start-Up: All Seasons Carpet Cleaning
All Seasons Carpet Cleaning and Restoration is a newly established, locally owned and operated carpet cleaning, janitorial, and restoration business serving theRead more.