Since inception of the business assistance program, MCEDD has made over 230 loans to businesses totaling over $14 million. MCEDD loan client businesses have created or retained over 2,100 jobs. MCEDD funds have also leveraged just over $12 million in additional public funding and over $30 million of private capital. Learn more about the businesses we support and their contributions to the local economy:
The Dalles Completes Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
In 2015, the City of The Dalles embarked on a Progressive Design-Build project to upgrade their wastewater treatment plant. SinceRead more.
New Fixed Route Public Transportation Option in The Dalles
Starting April 29, The LINK Public Transportation is offering a new deviated fixed route serving key stops in The Dalles.Read more.
Sherman County Connects New Broadband with Gorge.net
Over the last two years, Sherman County and its cities have come together to discuss broadband needs in its communities.Read more.
Oregon Investment Board Allocates $80,000 for Expanded Pilot Loan Fund
A program designed to support the financing needs of businesses in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is findingRead more.
100% recycled paper paint palettes company opens in Goldendale
Toss Products LLC, a woman owned company, has developed Paint Plates™—100% recycled paper palettes designed to help artists, teachers, andRead more.
Goldendale Observatory Receives Innovative Tourism Funding
The Port of Seattle’s innovative tourism marketing support program is providing direct benefits to the City of Goldendale and GoldendaleRead more.
Valentine’s Day Love of Pets: Dog River Pet Supplies Opens in Hood River
Dog River Pet Supplies, a local independent store, opened its doors on Valentine’s Day 2019, with the intention to bringRead more.