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Half Day Export Workshop in Mattawa

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) held a half day Export Workshop in Mattawa. The Port of Mattawa hosted the  event on March 22, 2018 . Allan Peterson and Washington SBDC International Trade Specialist Vern Jenkins lead the workshop. The attendees were value added agriculture businesses. Topics included […]

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GCEDC Launches New Website

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) engaged Hagadon Digital to help relaunch the website. It can be found at www.grantedc.com. The goal for the new website is to provide an easy to navigate, one stop location for our community and potential industry to come and explore the benefits of Grant County, WA. The new […]

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City of George Benefits from Microsoft Donation

The City of George, WA will be able to have high speed fiber thanks in part to the generous donation from Microsoft of $200,000 to the Grant County PUD. George is located directly on Interstate 90, but is the only incorporated community in Grant County that currently does not have access to the fiber-optics network. […]

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EWEDA Travels to Tulare, CA for the World Ag Expo

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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