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.
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April 6, 2019 – In March 2019 the MCEDD Board of Directors analyzed and adopted regional priorities for infrastructure needed throughout the five county region. Priorities were adopted as follows:
WashingtonRankProject1Goldendale Pumped Storage Hydro2Stevenson Wastewater System3North Bonneville Substation4Buck Creek Water System5Broadband- Klickitat and Skamania6Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Business Park7 Cascades Business Park (North Bonneville) 8Dallesport Industrial Park Improvement Projects9 Bingen Point Industrial Park Projects 10City of North Bonneville Lift Station
Oregon RankProject1Hood River Interstate Bridge2Workforce Housing Projects3Treatment of Wastewater4Broadband: Cascadia East Interconnection and Sherman Fiber5Dog River Pipeline Upgrade6Cascade Locks Substation7Biggs Water System8 Bridge of the Gods Maintenance and Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements 9Undergrounding Utilities (The Dalles)10Backup Power/Emergency Generator Purchase and Integration for Primary Municipal Well
For more information on the projects visit: https://www.mcedd.org/strategy/priorities/
March 26, 2019 – Dog River Pet Supplies, a local independent store, opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2019, with the intention to bring raw and natural pet foods, holistic remedies and expert nutrition advice to Hood River pets and their owners. Molly Lewis and Sean Kelly, owners of the store, were able to open the doors with the help of a loan through the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board (a fund staffed by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District). The couple created a warm and welcoming space through a great deal of hard work, including lovingly refinishing the beautiful 1902 fir floors in the building.
Pet owners can sip a cup of tea while learning helpful information about natural nutrition for dogs and cats, herbal remedies for common ailments, training tips and techniques, or suggestions for the most durable toys for determined chewers.
Molly and Sean open Dog River Pet SuppliesDog River Pet Supplies stocked shelves1118 12th Street, Hood RiverDog friends are welcome!Enjoy a cup of tea at Dog River
Molly’s knowledge of nutrition and natural medicine is
derived from 10 years in the pet health industry, both in natural pet supplies
and in holistic veterinary services. She has studiously absorbed valuable
information from her mentors and she has taken seminars and attended
conferences focused on natural medicine, raw feeding, and animal psychology.
She believes there are a few very simple things you can do to ensure that your
pet stays free of disease and lives joyfully, without pain or suffering, for
many many long beautiful years.
Sean adds a calming presence to the store atmosphere, with
his genial demeanor and his background in non-violence and martial arts. He too
has worked in the pet supply industry, and has solid knowledge about natural
foods, whole food supplements, and all of those yummy aforementioned treats.
He’s also the guy behind the special orders, so if there is something you are
looking for but don’t see, ask Sean! He’ll probably say, “We can get that for
you by Wednesday next week!”
Dog River Pet Supplies focuses on a “customer first” philosophy that offers quality pet foods and supplies, researched personal advice, loyalty programs, and easy returns.
You can find Dog
River Pet Supplies on Instagram @dogriverpetsupplies, or on Facebook, but
better yet, stop by the store for tea and a pleasant conversation. Located at:
1118 12th Street, across the street from Pine Street Bakery, on The Heights in
Hood River. Phone number: (541) 490-0646. Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm;
Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.
The MCEDD Loan Program is available to entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing businesses doing business in the five county (Sherman, Hood River, Wasco, Klickitat and Skamania) Mid-Columbia Area. This loan program is part of MCEDD’s efforts to strengthen and support the region’s economy.