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5-Year Capital Campaign Assessment

The Grant County Economic Development Council has sent out a survey to the investors of the council to gather feedback on the Building Prosperity Campaign. 2018 marks the fifth year of the campaign and the Grant County EDC has been able to reach many of the goals originally set by the investors in 2014. Initiative […]

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Grant County All Ports Meeting August 3rd

The Grant County All Ports meeting will be held on August 3, 2018 at the Port of Ephrata. The Grant County Economic Development Council has been hosting this annual meeting since 2015. The goal is to bring together all ten of the county’s port districts to be able to talk and learn about the needs […]

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Microsoft Brings TechSpark to Rural Counties across the US

On a recent trip back to his home town in Wisconsin, Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, experienced the reality of rural life and emerging technologies. He was blown away that over 50% of his home town didn’t have access to broadband. When he returned home to Seattle he started to research […]

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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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