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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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Grant County Sees Rise in Blockchain Requests

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

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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