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CARES Act Continued

The CARES Act grants continue in Grant County. We have received close to 200 business applications for the CARES Act grant and so far we have received word that nearly 150 have received or will receive grant funds with another 40 businesses pending approval. A push has been made to reach the Hispanic community in […]

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Grant County EDC Drone License Received

The Grant County EDC’s Nic Thurston has taken and passed the Unmanned Aircraft General test at Central Washington University on September 16th! With only a few steps remaining, the EDC will soon have a fully licensed drone pilot available to shoot sites in high resolution video or take ultra high definition photographs from on high. […]

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Grant County EDC Welcomes Violet Power

Grant County sees the Solar Tech company Violet Power arrive with word on building a solar panel factory in Moses Lake. The factory is to be fully operational late next year and will employ nearly one thousand people. Violet Power is a proud green manufacturer, with a plan to create efficient and durable solar panels […]

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Grant County Trends Update

Grant County Trends has recently been updated for Grant County. Grant County Trends is all about the people, places, and organizations of Grant County. The Grant County Trends website is continually being updated. Subscribing to the blog is the easiest way to stay informed with everything new on Grant County Trends. 29 indicators in 7 […]

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New Grant County EDC Business Impact Webinar this Thursday, August 20th at 2:30 PM

The Grant County EDC will be hosting another webinar for the public to cover a variety of topics. The webinars have been on hiatus for some time due to a lack of highly relevant information– but being brought back for major updates. We will discuss the Mask-Up program with Debbie Doran-Martinez on Grant County, current […]

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CARES Act Grants are now live

As of early this month, the CARES Act grants available to Grant County are now live. Businesses and nonprofits from across Grant County can go to our website, www.grantedc.com/grants to access the application as well as information on the process. To date, we have already received over 120 applications from small businesses as well as […]

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Grant County EDC Tools Showcase: Esri

The Grant County EDC’s website has quite a few powerful tools available to the public for use. This month we are taking a look at Esri, our GIS software. GIS stands for Geographic Information System, and this is used to store data related to specific locations on the Earth’s surface. Using this data, we can […]

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Grant County EDC has new tech: Drone and 360-degree GoPro.

As discussed in our previous newsletter, Grant County EDC has purchased both a drone and a 360-degree camera! We went with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 and a GoPro Fusion 360. Both of these high-tech devices will enable us to view any site available in wide variety of new ways. Nic Thurston will drive out […]

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The CARES Act is bringing more dollars to Grant County:

The Grant County EDC has almost completed the Working Washington Grants that were granted to 19 different businesses in Grant County. Only two more contracts remain incomplete at this time and things are moving along quickly. The CARES act is bringing another 2.5 million dollars to Grant County in Federal Grants. We’d like to thank […]

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The Grant County EDC is going virtual!

We at the Grant County Economic Development Council have been looking for ways to bring business to our county as efficiently as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. One of the ways we have found to help people look for locations is the idea of developing virtual site visits. These visits involve combining drone footage with […]

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