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:
$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.
Good Medicine Expands Tea Wholesale Business with Financing
In July of 2013, Nikol Clark and Randy Goetz purchased the commercial property at 1029 May Street in Hood River,Read more.
Bridge of the Gods Pedestrian/Bike Crossing Receives Support
Oregonian 4/25/18: “Nearly the entire Northwest congressional delegation is backing a proposal from the Pacific Crest Trail Association to buildRead more.
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.
Revolving loan fund program ‘significantly’ helps Gorge businesses
Rural businesses on both sides of the Columbia River— from a brewery to an assisted living facility, from a ThaiRead more.
Annual Economic Symposium: Save the Date for November 2, 2018!
Mark your calendar for the annual Gorge Economic Symposium! Scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Civic Auditorium in The Dalles, Oregon,Read more.