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.
May 31, 2017 – The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) confirmed a 2017-18 partnership planning investment award to the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District. As noted by EDA: “investments in planning, technical assistance, infrastructure and capacity building support business start-up and expansion to enable towns and cities all across the country to build strong, durable and resilient local economies that produce good wages for American workers.”
January 28, 2017 – Ken Catlin obtained a Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board loan through Mid-Columbia Economic Development District to purchase the 9th Street Sugar Bowl restaurant building in The Dalles and transition his successful mobile restaurant business into a brick and mortar location. Ken has more than thirty years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience.In April 2016, Ken and his wife Nancy opened Beachwood Eatery in its new location at 504 W. 9th Street in The Dalles. They employ 17 -20 people, dependin g on the time of the year. Their restaurant offers a family dining experience with an extensive menu for lunch and dinner, including appetizers and desserts. Ken plans to add breakfast in the near future. You can enjoy your food and drink in their comfortable restaurant or get it to go or have it delivered. Beachwood Eatery also has a full bar and lottery and is open 6 am to 9 pm daily. Follow Beachwood Eatery on Facebook for more information.