Mid Columbia/Columbia Gorge
Economic Development Strategy

In partnership with communities in our five county area, MCEDD develops and implements a regional economic development strategy. We invite your participation and input.

2017-2022 Draft Strategy


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The draft Strategy is now available for public comment.

Click here to take the survey and comment.

The following outreach sessions took place in development of the draft strategy:

  • Demographics and Data: July 14, 2016, Hood River Middle School, OR
  • SWOT Analysis: September 15, 2016, Cascade Locks Pavilion/Marine Park, OR
  • Regional Vision and Goals: October 27, 2016, Hegewald Center, Stevenson, WA
  • Sector Focus Areas and Strategies: November 17, 2016, Sherman County Senior Center, Moro, OR
  • Strategies: January 26, 2017, Columbia Gorge Community College Campus, The Dalles, OR
  • Strategy and Project Prioritization: February 16, 2017, Rockford Grange, Hood River, OR
  • Resiliency; Final Plan: March 9, 2017, Eagle Point Facility, Bingen, WA

The MCEDD Board of Directors and Strategy Committee meets on June 15, 2017 to consider adoption of the final strategy.

Planning Committee Members:

Name Affiliation
Brian Tuck Oregon State University
Buck Jones Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Caitlin Blagg Sherman County Health District
David Roth Edward Jones
Gabriel Muro Next Door, Inc/Nuestra Communidad Sana
Jessica Metta Gorge Technology Alliance
Pat Albaugh
Kari Fagerness
Port of Skamania
Skamania County Economic Development Council
David McClure/Richard Foster Klickitat County Economic Development Administration



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