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Grant County EDC and Port of Moses Lake Recognized for Economic Development Accomplishments

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

GCEDC & Port of Moses Lake recieve Partnership AwardThe Grant County EDC and the Port of Moses Lake received the “Partnership Award” at the Inland Northwest Partners Winter Conference. For more than 25 years, the Inland Northwest Partners has recognized organizations that have achieved significant economic development accomplishments through innovative partnerships. 

The partnership between the EDC and the Port is considered a shining star of business recruitment and expansion, playing key roles in the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation project, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers expansion and AstaReal Technologies manufacturing plant project.

 “When they presented us with the award they acknowledged that there are many more partners in the community that made these projects a reality,” said Jonathan Smith, Executive Director for the Grant County EDC. “Without the support of the Washington Aerospace Partnership, the City of Moses Lake, Grant County, the ASPI Group, Grant County PUD and everyone else involved, none of these projects could have been successful.”

Richard Hanover, Business Development Manager for the Port of Moses Lake, was also present to accept the award on behalf of all the partners involved in the projects.

“This is an exciting time for the Port of Moses Lake,” said Hanover. “The community has put in a lot of work over the past few years and is seeing the benefits of that in terms of new business growth and job creation.”