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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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Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants

Governor Jay Inslee, coupled with the WS Department of Commerce, have rolled out a Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant program for businesses affected by COVID-19. The grants are reimbursable funds covering a variety of expenses. These grants helped provide nearly twenty small businesses in Grant County alone with reimbursement for expenses during this difficult […]

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Groundbreaking all-electric plane first takeoff in Moses Lake

          A Seattle-based electric motor manufacturer, magniX, teamed up with Harbour Air to fit a Cessna Grand Caravan 208 with a 750-horsepower zero-emissions motor and they recently conducted their first test lake in Grant County’s Moses Lake Airstrip. The CEO of magniX, Roei Ganzarski, says this is just the first step […]

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Raceway Technology Breaks Ground on New Facility

Raceway Technology and the Port of Quincy have broken ground on a new manufacturing building in Quincy. Raceway Technology manufacturers PCV joints for underground utility lines for power, telephone, fiber and other electric systems. The company plans on employing 50-60 employees at the Quincy site, and have already set up the management team for Quincy. […]

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Boeing Announces New Jobs in Moses Lake

Boeing has announced they will continue to store the 737 MAX planes that have been grounded at their Moses Lake Facility at the Port of Moses Lake. This will bring a few hundred new jobs to the Moses Lake area starting in the Fall of 2019. Many of those jobs will be for the upkeep […]

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Countywide Events from the GCEDC

The Grant County Economic Development Council has always strived to provide timely information to all our investors and all those interested in the work that we do. To keep all of you better informed we are working on starting a new addition to our newsletter that will focus on upcoming County wide events within a […]

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