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 – Keynote address, Gov. Kate Brown
March 19-20 | Fort Dalles Readiness Center | 402 E Scenic Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058
Reimagining The Rural West Initiative – panelists and attendees will explore how rural communities manage their natural assets, including how to plan for wildfire risks and mitigate the increasing impacts of tourism. Participants will share new collaboration models and innovative strategies to address challenges in connectivity, affordable housing, and safe drinking water. Additionally, participants will evaluate how trends in agriculture are creating opportunities and challenges for this vital economic sector.?
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– 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]