Fermentation Sciences, Value added ag food processing, Agribusiness
Manufacturing cuts across a multiple related sectors (e.g. high tech) and beyond the subset listed here. The sector focus subset ties directly to opportunities with our ag base and with growth in fermentation sciences (wine, beer, cider, and cheese, to name a few). In addition, there is potential for growth in outdoor gear/active wear manufacturing.
Columbia Gorge Winegrower’s Association
MCEDD supports the Winegrower’s Association in administration of grant funding to jointly market grapes grown and wine produced in the Gorge region.
Learn more at http://www.columbiagorgewine.com.
MCEDD coordinates efforts of this growing industry to ensure sustainability, increase marketing efforts to brand the Gorge region as a premier cider destination, and facilitate partnership with local orchardists and cideries. Additional information about our region’s cideries can be found at gorgecidersociety.com.