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.
February 10, 2021 – Kenya Kramer welcomes the viewer into her boho boutique, Terra Cotta, in The Dalles.
Oregon Investment Board (OIB) contracted with Immense Imagery in The Dalles to produce a video series featuring small businesses from Cascade Locks to The Dalles. In the series, business owners share their experiences with OIB and seek to educate the viewer about economic development loans for projects benefiting counties lying in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The first two videos in the series are available to watch on OIB’s YouTube channel and the OIB will continue to release videos over the next few months. You can read press about the project here.
January 28, 2021 – The Wasco County Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for two open positions on the commission. Position 1 represents North Wasco County with a focus on the Mosier area. This is a partial term through the end of 2021. Position 3 represents South Wasco County with a focus on the Maupin area historically. This is for a full four-year term. Applicants from anywhere in Wasco County will be accepted. The Commission consists of eleven members representing geographic and economic interests in the County.
The Commission provides economic development leadership throughout Wasco County. It keeps the Board of County Commissioners apprised of economic development opportunities and needs throughout the County; collaborates with local entities to accomplish projects focused on job creation, community capacity and bringing further investment into Wasco County; and provides leadership on countywide economic development efforts. Staff support for the Commission is provided by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District.
In order to apply, candidates are asked to submit an interest form by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021, for first round consideration of appointment. Details available here. [Continue Reading]