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WSU Research and Intelligence Office Tours Grant County

Dr. Brian Kraft from the Office of Research at Washington State University (WSU) is not only tasked with over seeing the Small Business Development Center for Washington State, he also works to engage Washington businesses with the faculty to find out how the university is able to collaborate with businesses on research and innovation. WSU […]

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Quincy High School

The Grant County Economic Development Council was able to tour the new Quincy High School that is currently being built on Road 11 NW. The state-of-the-art building will be open for the 2019-2020 school year. The new high school will boast of a new FFA barn, new sports complex, culinary arts facilities, a theater with an orchestra […]

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Grant County Labor Area Summary

The Washington Employment Security Department released the latest labor area summary. This summary analyzes the economies of Washington State and focuses on the comparison from May 2019 to May 2018 as well as the annual yearly change from 2017 to 2018. In Grant County the average annual unemployment rate dipped from 6.3 percent in 2017 […]

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Career Connected Learning Grant & Adams Co

The Career Connected Learning of Grant and Adams Counties has been working along side many of the local businesses to foster youth education and career development. Many companies like SGL Group, Simplot, Chemi-Con Materials have hosted “Occupational Exploration” days within their faculties to local school districts, all the way from Othello and Wahluke, up to […]

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AeroTEC Announces Testing of All Electric Plane in Moses Lake

AeroTEC and Eviation Aircraft announced on June 18, 2019 at the Paris Air Show that the Moses Lake Flight Testing Center will be testing the new all electric plane “Alice”. Eviation CEO is aiming to complete testing and be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by late 2021 or early 2022. The Alice plane […]

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Columbia Basin Job Corps Funding to Stay with the US Forest Services

On June 20, 2019 the US federal government announced that funding for the twenty-five Job Corps Campuses will stay with the United States Forest Services (USFS). In May 2019, the Trump administration announced intention to transfer the Job Corps from the USFS to the Department of Labor (DOL) by the end of September, arguing that […]

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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance presents Award to MRJ

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) s a coalition of aerospace companies that serve North America’s largest commercial aerospace manufacturing cluster. On May 28, 2019 PNAA took a bus tour across Washington State to tour Mitsubishi Aircraft in Moses Lake and to attend the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium, I-90 Corridor Aerospace Conference & Expo in Coeur […]

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Small Business Development Center Business Advising Day

Allan Peterson, the advisor for the Small Business Development Center in Moses Lake located within the Grant County Economic Development Council is hosting a traveling SBDC Business Advising Day quarterly. Peterson sets up four time slots for the local businesses to come in and meet one-on-one with him for the day. “This is a great […]

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Transportation Funding Sources in Washington State

Washington State Department of Transportation has released a pdf with multiple founding sources for Transportation in the State of Washington. Funding sources include the Washington Department of Commerce, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Health and the WSDOT. Over the course of seven pages, this document details funding programs for an many […]

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Port of Moses Lake hosts Moses Lake Airshow

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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