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 – From coffee shop to bottle shop, from disposable paint palettes to backflow testing, 2019 saw loan fund investments across the region in businesses both new and established. As a service to the regional business community and as a strong part of our economic development strategy, MCEDD manages several business loan programs that provide an accessible, affordable source of capital for projects that create or retain jobs. These loan funds can be used to contribute to the financing needed by a business to purchase or build new facilities, purchase equipment, or provide working capital. Through our business financing assistance MCEDD has made over 314 loans to businesses in the area with over $17.5 million loaned and the creation or retention of 2,200 jobs. Click here to read more about some of our loan clients from the past year.
Dog River Pet Supplies, located at 1118 12th Street, Hood River.
On Site Supply House, located at 1260 Tucker Rd, Hood River.
November 22, 2019 – 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-296-2266).