EWEDA Travels to Tulare, CA for the World Ag Expo

By Emily Smith | February 27, 2018

Brant Mayo, Executive Director of the Grant County Economic Development Council, along with the Eastern Washington Economic Development Association (EWEDA) traveled to Tulare, CA February 13-15, 2018 for the 51st Annual World Ag Expo. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from more than 50 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. The Expo is […]

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GCEDC Welcomes 2018 Board of Directors

By Emily Smith | February 27, 2018

The Grant County Economic Development Council is pleased to announce the 2018 Board of Directors. Elections took place on February 21, 2018 at the Annual Investors Meeting. The EDC would like to welcome new and returning board members. A thank you also goes out to our board members who have gone off this board this […]

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What is the Jobs Multiplier? How does it impact Grant County?

By Emily Smith | February 27, 2018

We all know of the initial effect that a company will have moving into a new area or expanding their current workforce. We’ll see new jobs! But how many jobs will we really see? Every industry has what is called a Job Multiplier. A job multiplier is a way to measure how important an industry […]

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3rd Annual Outbound Trade Mission March 24 to 31

By Emily Smith | January 23, 2018

The Grant County EDC and Small Business Development Center are conducting their third outbound trade mission. Representatives, Allan Peterson and Vern Jenkins will be out of country March 24 to 31, and are planning to take 10 to 12 businesses to Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; Macau and Zhuhai, China. This will be an excellent […]

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Washington State Passes Capital Budget and Hirst Fix

By Emily Smith | January 23, 2018

On the evening of January 19, 2018 members of the Washington State Legislature in Olympia were able to come to an agreement on the Hirst Decision, which in turn smoothed over the process to pass the Washington State Capital Budget. The passage of Senate Bill 6091 will have many effects on Grant County. “The bill […]

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Washington State Department of Commerce Skilled Worker Awareness Program

By Emily Smith | January 23, 2018

Washington State Department of Commerce launched a new program intended to increase the number of the Washington workforce to receive education and training that leads to certificates, associate’s degrees, and other credentials recognized by local industry. Organizations and government agencies involved in recruiting and outreach efforts for worker training are encouraged to apply for grants to help more […]

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Celebrate Grant County: GCEDC 2017 Annual Banquet

By Emily Smith | December 14, 2017

The Grant County Economic Development Council held the 2017 Annual Banquet: Celebrate Grant County on December 7, 2017 at Big Bend Community College. Attendees from across the county came to hear an update of the EDC’s capital campaign, Building Prosperity. Brant Mayo, Executive Director of the EDC, outlined the success that Grant County has recently […]

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Grant County Sees Rise in Blockchain Requests

By Emily Smith | December 14, 2017

The term Bitcoin has been thrown around a lot lately and it keeps on popping up in places we wouldn’t expect. Just recently an ESPN radio show talked about “10 ways to know A Person has no idea what Bitcoins are at a Christmas Party.” This should not be so surprising given the fact that […]

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Initiative 1433: What You Need to Know

By Emily Smith | December 14, 2017

Voters passed Initiative 1433 on the 2016 statewide ballot. The initiative was mostly known for raising the statewide minimum wage to $13.30 by 2020, but it also included a paid Sick and Safe Leave requirement for all employers beginning January 1, 2018. Do you know how Initiative 1433 will affect your business?  Within 90 days […]

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