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.
July 11, 2017 – The recently passed $5.3B Oregon transportation bill includes not only critical funding for city and county road, but also individual projects from the MCEDD region (including top priorities from our regional economic development strategy). Projects which were elevated for funding within the transportation package include:
Hood River Bridge replacement Environmental Impact Study
WaNaPa street improvements in the City of Cascade Locks
Pedestrian safety improvements in the City of Dufur
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February 28, 2016 – CRG Freight provides daily pickups and deliveries in the Columbia River Gorge and Portland areas. As a local and worldwide shipping specialist, CRG Freight will deliver an envelope or a truck load on time and affordably. Since 2006, CRG Freight has grown substantially, now operating several trucks with daily routes. Randy focuses on providing outstanding and friendly customer service while making sure his customers shipping and logistics need are met. Recently, CRG Freight obtained a loan through Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) to help operate its business more efficiently and take advantage of growth opportunities that its current cash flow would not allow. Randy also received small business counseling assistance from Rick Liebowitz at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbia Gorge Community College. Randy states that the help he received from MCEDD and SBDC really helped him understand his business better and allowed CRG Freight to better controls its cash flow and expand business. Randy looks forward to more business training and classes through the SBDC.
More information about CRG Freight is available at www.crgfreight.com and Randy can be contacted at 541-393-9770.