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 through RCW 39.34.010.
MCEDD is governed by a public-private board of directors representing counties, cities, ports, chambers, higher education 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.