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2019 Wage & Benefit Survey

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) has completed the 2019 Grant and Adams Counties Wage & Benefit Survey. The last time the survey was completed was in 2014. Previously, GCEDC used a company called Pathways but since that time, the company stopped providing services such as a wage & benefit survey. Allan Peterson, a […]

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2019 GCEDC Annual Banquet

The Grant County Economic Development Council held the 2019 Annual Banquet on March 7, 2019. Gary Chandler, Vice President, Government Affairs with the Association of Washington Business, was the keynote speaker. Chandler gave a Washington State legislative update to a crowd of about 120 attendees. He reported that the Washington Senate and House of Representatives […]

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Washington Economic Development Association Winter Conference

The Washington Economic Development Association held their 2019 Winter Conference in Olympia on March 5-6, 2019. This year the keynote speaker was Mike Egan, Director of TechSpark at Microsoft. According to Microsoft’s website, “TechSpark is a civic program aimed at fostering greater economic opportunity and job creation through partnership with rural and smaller metropolitan communities.” […]

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2019 World Ag Expo

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) attended the 53rd World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA, February 12-14, 2019. Emily Smith, Business Recruitment Manager attended the show with the Eastern Washington Economic Development Alliance (EWEDA). EWEDA comprises of Grant County, Adams County, Yakima County and the Port of Pasco. “It’s a great relationship to be […]

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Export Workshop February 27 & 28, 2019

Grant County Economic Development Council and Washington State Small Business Development Center Extend a special invitation for your business to participate in the 2019 TWO-DAY Export Readiness Workshop Learn export business planning and financing, foreign market entry methods and how to get your products in front of foreign buyers. Presenters Include: WSBDC International Trade Specialist […]

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GCEDC Elects New Board of Directors

On February 20, 2019, the Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) held the 2019 Annual Investor Meeting at Big Bend Community College. During the meeting the investors voted in the 2019-2022 Board of Directors. Gregg Fletcher with Confluence Health and Dr. Terry Leas with Big Bend Community College were elected to service a second term […]

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2019 Annual Banquet Speaker

Former State Rep. Gary Chandler is AWB’s vice president of government affairs. He is the association’s chief lobbyist and directs its legislative and regulatory programs. As a legislator, Chandler co-chaired the House Agriculture and Ecology Committee and served on the Natural Resources and Transportation committees during the last legislative session. He was first elected to […]

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2019 Wage & Benefit Survey

The Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC) is working with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to conduct the 2019 Wage and Benefit Survey. Going forward, the GCEDC will be utilizing the Washington SBDC’s Market Intelligence Research Team. The Washington SBDC is hosted state wide by Washington State University. With the new partner, GCEDC […]

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