Mid Columbia Economic Development District strives to promote the creation of family-wage jobs, the diversification of the economic base, and the growth, development and retention of business and industry in Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
MCEDD is organized as a government non-profit in Oregon as an ORS-190 and in Washington through RCW 39.34.010.
November 24, 2021 – Hood View Services, LLC is a mobile windshield repair service serving Hood River and the surrounding area. The company was established in 2019 and is owned and operated by Alexander and Danielle Stevens. Alexander and Danielle are both long-time residents of the Gorge area. Alexander is the glass and repair technician and has over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, and Danielle runs all of the financial and administrative aspects of the business. At this time, Alexander and Danielle are the only employees.
With financing from MCEDD, Hood View Services, LLC plans to expand by adding a towing business to their existing mobile windshield repair service. They will provide services within a 60 mile radius of Hood River. The funding will be used to purchase two towing vehicles, as well as leasing additional space at their current location. Hood View Services’ new space will be modified with two lifts to accommodate repairs and specialty work. The business expects to add five full-time employees and one part-time employee within the next few months, with the new services operational as soon as January 1, 2022.
Learn more about how MCEDD’s business loan program can support your business here.
October 29, 2021 –
Tibbetts Well Drilling, LLC is a family-owned business located outside of Dufur, Oregon. Jim Tibbets started his company in August of 2001, and more recently the business also employs Jim’s son, Trevor Tibbets. Jim and Trevor serve the surrounding nine counties with utility system construction, heavy and civil engineering construction, construction and water well drilling. With a loan from Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Jim plans to expand to meet the current demands of the market. His goal is to purchase additional equipment that will allow him to fulfill a backlog of orders. He currently averages around 6 wells a year with a two-month winter weather furlough.