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:
RARE Participants Contribute to Economic Vibrancy in Wasco County Oregon
“RARE begins its 25th year with the fall class of RARE planners. Wasco County has benefited from more than aRead more.
Celebration Highlights New Transit Options in the Columbia Gorge
In June the region celebrated the launch of many new public transportation options. Check out these ones! Columbia Gorge Express dailyRead more.
Let’s Dream Big Beverage Company Becomes Reality with Financing
Carrie and Bruce Nissen, Owners of LDB Beverage Company Bruce and Carrie Nissen came to Stevenson, WA with big ideas.Read more.
Census Tracts in MCEDD Region Receive Opportunity Zone Designation
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently designated Opportunity Zones, including 10 zones in theRead more.
MCEDD Finances Equipment to Help Business Move from R/D to Product
In 2006, Jacqueline Alexander purchased a pear orchard located at 3993 Highway 35, Hood River. Her business Morale Orchards, LLCRead more.
$2B Pumped Storage Project Takes Another Step Forward
“A project with the potential to prime the economic engine of the eastern gorge looked a lot closer to realityRead more.
Access The Dalles Farmer’s Market with New Public Transportation Option!
Since February, MCEDD has been operating the LINK Transportation Network providing public transit in Wasco County. MCEDD is improving thisRead more.
Census Tracts in MCEDD Region Nominated for Opportunity Zone Status
The Governors of Oregon and Washington have nominated certain eligible census tracts for Opportunity Zone status. The nominations have beenRead more.