May 24, 2018 – “A project with the potential to prime the economic engine of the eastern gorge looked a lot closer to reality after a major meeting on the subject last Tuesday. That project, a pump storage station on the site for the former Golden Northwest Aluminum smelter, has been a long-held goal of Klickitat PUD. Recently, it has attracted the attention of major players in the electricity market who have both the money and the know how to finance and construct the facility. Read more from the Gorgenewscenter here.
The project is a regional priority in the Columbia Gorge Comprehensive Economic Economic Development Strategy compiled by MCEDD.
March 22, 2018 – Mark your calendar for the annual Gorge Economic Symposium! Scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, Oregon, this year’s event will focus on advancements in the region’s high tech industry.
The Symposium is a half-day event focused on economic and employment trends in the regional economy. Aggregated regional data, as well as individual county data will be provided by economists Scott Bailey and Dallas Fridley, covering Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties.
Additional information on tickets and keynote speaker will be available in April.