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Industrial Managers Group Reengaged

Posted on Nov 08, 2017

Brant Mayo speaks to the Industrial Managers GroupThe Grant County Economic Development Council has reengaged the Grant County Industrial Alliance. Originally formed in the late ‘90’s by local industry leaders; the group’s focus was to unite the industrial sector on common issues. Among the previous issues were:

 

  • Power rates
  • Airline service
  • Dam re-licensing 
  • Rail service
  • Waste water
  • Local infrastructure

On October 30th the group met for the first time since the early 2000’s. The Grant County PUD, led by Dave Churchman, Chief Customer Officer, presented to a group of about 25 industrial leaders. Topics discussed were increases to industrial power rates and availability of power for expansions to local industries. 

Going forward the group will meet quarterly to discuss important issues that arise within the county.