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.
September 27, 2019 – For 50 years MCEDD has supported economic vitality in the five county bi-state region, focusing on opportunities to build our economy and support business and entrepreneurs. This year, MCEDD continued to deliver high quality technical assistance, business assistance and industry support through its core programs, while also expanding service offerings. In this milestone 50th year, MCEDD:
-Reached more than $9.5 million in funds granted and loaned through the Oregon Investment Board
-Implemented the regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and hosted a sold-out Economic Symposium to build connections across the region
-Expanded the LINK transportation system, providing over 22,000 passenger trips
Read the annual report to learn more about these and other milestones and accomplishments in fiscal year 2019.
FY19 Annual Report [Continue Reading]
September 24, 2019 – The Washington State Public Works Board has awarded over $85 million in loans for pre-construction and construction activities for 30 projects across the state. Applicants requested more than $248 million for 74 different projects, and the board approved qualifying projects from a rated and ranked list until all available funds were exhausted. The City of White Salmon was awarded $750,000 in pre-construction funding for their domestic water system transmission main and the City of Stevenson was awarded $54,680 in construction funding for their sanitary sewer system project. To learn more about these and other projects click here. [Continue Reading]