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Grant County Economic Development Council

Welcomes Rhyanne Oates to Team The Grant County Economic Development Council (Grant County EDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rhyanne Oates as the new Director of Business Retention and Expansion. Rhyanne will be responsible for creating, overseeing, and implementing business retention and expansion initiatives for Grant County EDC. In this capacity, Rhyanne will […]

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Grant County Economic Development Council Launches Five-Year Partnership in Prosperity Campaign and Strategy

News Release: November 2, 2023 Contact: Doug Croft – Senior Project Director 336-848-5620 Brant Mayo – Executive Director 509-761-8187 2024-2028 Partnership in Prosperity Grant County EDC Campaign Information The Grant County Economic Development Council (Grant County EDC) is pleased to report the launching of its new Five-Year Partnership in Prosperity campaign and strategy. Originally unveiled […]

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Brant Mayo Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council

We are pleased to report that Brant Mayo, our Executive Director for Grant County Economic Development Council, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated […]

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Working Washington: Round 5 Grants program is NOW OPEN

The Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and Convention Center Grants programs are now open.  These two grant programs will bring $75 million in pandemic relief funds to small businesses and nonprofits across Washington. Click here to start your application $45 million for arts, heritage, and science.These funds are for you! $45 million for Washington’s creative economyMuseums. […]

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Sila to make advanced battery materials in Washington state

“Sila, one of a wave of young companies trying to pack more power into batteries, will open its first stand-alone factory in a small city in central Washington state, as the U.S. tries to build up its own energy-storage supply chain and expand the production of electric vehicles. Sila has purchased a facility in Moses […]

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Allan Peterson to be the Eastern Washington International Trade Advisor

Effective February 1, 2022, Allan Peterson will be changing roles. Allan has accepted the position of Eastern Washington International Trade Advisor for the Washington Small Business Development Center. He is replacing retiring advisor Vern Jenkins of Spokane. Allan’s role will be to advise export clients in all of eastern Washington. He will be based out […]

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Grant County Cost of Living Index Update 2021

The Grant County EDC’s website has been updated with new COLI information for 2021, as well as updated statistics for each information page. These new statistics were only just released and we urge you to take a look on our website to see all our changes at http://www.grantedc.com/business-resources/cost-of-living/ With our COLI work, we also have […]

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Grant County EDC Board Members Update

The new year has brought about changes to the Grant County EDC’s board member roster! Please join us in thanking those who have participated with wonderful effort in this previous, quite difficult year while also welcoming the new members coming on to help us to strengthen our community! Gregg Fletcher is our new President, which […]

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Grant County EDC Welcomes Joseph Akers

The Grant County Economic Development Council would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest staff member, Joseph Akers! Joseph has lived in the Moses Lake area of Grant County for over thirty years. Of those thirty years, he has been happily married for twenty-eight of them and also has three grown children! Living […]

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Wastewater Infrastructure in Mattawa

The Port of Mattawa is working to expand and improve the infrastructure of its Wastewater Treatment System to accommodate the increasing growth of the wine grape crushing/bulk wine-making industry in central Washington as well as support other food processing in the Mattawa area. Funding for Phase 4 of the Port of Mattawa’s Infrastructure Improvement Project will go directly to […]

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