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:
Family Business Dream Becomes 20+ Year Business Reality: CARS
What started as a way to get their classic cars restored and out of their driveway, turned into a businessRead more.
Bend in the Road Rehabilitates Hood River Heights Building
Bend in the Road, LLC obtained a MCEDD loan in December 2017 to start up an antiques and collectibles cooperative.Read more.
Honald Building Apartment Renovation Project Seeks to Rejuvenate City
Travis Dillard, a Gorge native, and his wife, Jen Dillard, purchased the Honald Building in September of 2016 with theRead more.
MCEDD Financing Supports Start-up Alpaca Clothing Company
Woop!Wear is a small alpaca clothing company which started in 2007 with a desire to bring alpaca into the outdoorRead more.
Growth of the Craft Brewery Industry Through MCEDD Financing
Growth of the local craft beer industry has been spurred with investments through MCEDD’s loan program. Funding for business startRead more.
Financing Helps Renewal Workshop Expand Operations
Nicole Bassett and Jeff Denby, co-founders of The Renewal Workshop, received a $200,000 MCEDD loan in October 2017 to expand theirRead more.