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.
January 30, 2020 – WorkSource Columbia Gorge and ESD are hosting a free workshop on the effects of unemployment insurance on businesses. Workshop topics include labor market updates for Skamania and Klickitat counties, updates to unemployment insurance and impacts on business, shared work and more! ?For more information contact Leticia Valle.
The workshop will take place at WorkSource White Salmon, located at 107 W Jewett Blvd, WA 98672.
UI Workshop 2.20.20 [Continue Reading]
November 22, 2019 – In 2017, the City of Cascade Locks received funding from the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund administered by the state to construct a treatment facility to reduce the corrosion potential of City water, thereby reducing copper concentrations that exceeded acceptable levels per the Lead and Copper Rule. Construction of the facility began in April 2019 and is now substantially complete.
MCEDD has supported the City with grant administration and labor standards compliance for the project and will continue to do so until the project is fully closed out. The City is now working with Oregon Health Authority on the operational aspects of the new facility. The facility includes a new building with a chemical feed system to adjust pH and improve the buffering capacity of the water system. To learn more about MCEDD’s involvement in infrastructure development work related to water/wastewater click here. [Continue Reading]