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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2019 Wage & Benefit Survey

By Emily Smith | March 27, 2019

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) has completed the 2019 Grant and Adams Counties Wage & Benefit Survey. The last time the survey was completed was in 2014. Previously, GCEDC used a company called Pathways but since that time, the company stopped providing services such as a wage & benefit survey. Allan Peterson, a […]

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2019 GCEDC Annual Banquet

By Emily Smith | March 27, 2019

The Grant County Economic Development Council held the 2019 Annual Banquet on March 7, 2019. Gary Chandler, Vice President, Government Affairs with the Association of Washington Business, was the keynote speaker. Chandler gave a Washington State legislative update to a crowd of about 120 attendees. He reported that the Washington Senate and House of Representatives […]

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Washington Economic Development Association Winter Conference

By Emily Smith | March 27, 2019

The Washington Economic Development Association held their 2019 Winter Conference in Olympia on March 5-6, 2019. This year the keynote speaker was Mike Egan, Director of TechSpark at Microsoft. According to Microsoft’s website, “TechSpark is a civic program aimed at fostering greater economic opportunity and job creation through partnership with rural and smaller metropolitan communities.” […]

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2019 World Ag Expo

By Emily Smith | February 25, 2019

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) attended the 53rd World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, February 12-14, 2019. Emily Smith, Business Recruitment Manager attended the show with the Eastern Washington Economic Development Alliance (EWEDA). EWEDA comprises of Grant County, Adams County, Yakima County and the Port of Pasco. “It’s a great relationship to be […]

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Export Workshop February 27 & 28, 2019

By Emily Smith | February 25, 2019

Grant County Economic Development Council and Washington State Small Business Development Center Extend a special invitation for your business to participate in the 2019 TWO-DAY Export Readiness Workshop Learn export business planning and financing, foreign market entry methods and how to get your products in front of foreign buyers. Presenters Include: WSBDC International Trade Specialist […]

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GCEDC Elects New Board of Directors

By Emily Smith | February 25, 2019

On February 20, 2019, the Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) held the 2019 Annual Investor Meeting at Big Bend Community College. During the meeting the investors voted in the 2019-2022 Board of Directors. Gregg Fletcher with Confluence Health and Dr. Terry Leas with Big Bend Community College were elected to service a second term […]

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