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 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]
– Looking to take advantage of online tools to support your business? Join us for a workshop hosted by MCEDD and the Hood River Chamber of Commerce featured Nicole Bernard of NB Marketing. Wednesday, December 4, 12:00 pm at Hood River Chamber of Commerce (720 East Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR).
Instagram 101 will give an overview of how to use this platform to market your business. Through the workshop, you will also get a brief overview of the variety of digital marketing tooolls available to your business and get a chance to share with the Chamber about future training needs.
Join us to share ideas, ask questions, or explore what’s possible online! Refreshments will be provided. This event is free to attend, but please RSVP to Carrie Pipinich (email@example.com or 541-296-2266).