Career Connected Learning Grant & Adams Co

By Emily Smith | July 1, 2019

The Career Connected Learning of Grant and Adams Counties has been working along side many of the local businesses to foster youth education and career development. Many companies like SGL Group, Simplot, Chemi-Con Materials have hosted “Occupational Exploration” days within their faculties to local school districts, all the way from Othello and Wahluke, up to […]

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AeroTEC Announces Testing of All Electric Plane in Moses Lake

By Emily Smith | July 1, 2019

AeroTEC and Eviation Aircraft announced on June 18, 2019 at the Paris Air Show that the Moses Lake Flight Testing Center will be testing the new all electric plane “Alice”. Eviation CEO is aiming to complete testing and be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by late 2021 or early 2022. The Alice plane […]

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Columbia Basin Job Corps Funding to Stay with the US Forest Services

By Emily Smith | July 1, 2019

On June 20, 2019 the US federal government announced that funding for the twenty-five Job Corps Campuses will stay with the United States Forest Services (USFS). In May 2019, the Trump administration announced intention to transfer the Job Corps from the USFS to the Department of Labor (DOL) by the end of September, arguing that […]

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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance presents Award to MRJ

By Emily Smith | May 30, 2019

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) s a coalition of aerospace companies that serve North America’s largest commercial aerospace manufacturing cluster. On May 28, 2019 PNAA took a bus tour across Washington State to tour Mitsubishi Aircraft in Moses Lake and to attend the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium, I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference & Expo in Coeur […]

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Small Business Development Center Business Advising Day

By Emily Smith | May 30, 2019

Allan Peterson, the advisor for the Small Business Development Center in Moses Lake located within the Grant County Economic Development Council is hosting a traveling SBDC Business Advising Day quarterly. Peterson sets up four time slots for the local businesses to come in and meet one-on-one with him for the day. “This is a great […]

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Transportation Funding Sources in Washington State

By Emily Smith | May 30, 2019

Washington State Department of Transportation has released a pdf with multiple founding sources for Transportation in the State of Washington. Funding sources include the Washington Department of Commerce, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Health and the WSDOT. Over the course of seven pages, this document details funding programs for an many […]

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Port of Moses Lake hosts Moses Lake Airshow

By Emily Smith | April 30, 2019

The Port of Moses Lake is hosting the first annual Moses Lake Airshow on June 14-15, 2019. This two-day festival will feature world class aerial entertainment, food, local artisans, classic car show and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Zone. The Education Zone will feature aircraft maintenance and aircraft flight from Big Bend Community […]

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Rural Community Vitality Forum Travels to Quincy

By Emily Smith | April 30, 2019

The Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board is touring rural Washington State to hear from local residents about the workforce needs in their community. The board has already visited Toppenish and Aberdeen, but will still visit Colville on May 14th and Quincy on May 16th. This listening forum is open to all residents: employers, […]

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State Passes Biennium Budget

By Emily Smith | April 30, 2019

Late Sunday night, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2019-2021 budget in Olympia. The $52.4 billion budget was passed after a 105-day regular session by 57-41 in the House and 27-21 in the Senate. While the budget does raise taxes, it does not include the proposed capital gains tax. To pay for the budget increase […]

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Peterson & Jenkins Earn Exporting Excellence Award

By Emily Smith | March 27, 2019

The Grant County Economic Development Council and Washington Small Business Development Center Outbound Trade Event has received a National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) International Program of Excellence Award, which will be presented to Grant County SBDC advisor Allan Peterson and SBDC export trade advisor Vern Jenkins at the national conference in […]

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