Mid Columbia/Columbia Gorge
Economic Development Strategy

Coverage Area
  • Hood River County
  • Klicktat County
  • Sherman County
  • Skamania County
  • Wasco County


Amanda Hoey,
Executive Director




Annually, MCEDD collaborates with community representatives to develop our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This plan identifies strategies based on current trends and areas best suited for growth to sustain and enhance the region’s economy. It serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives, developing and implementing a regional plan of action, and identifying investment priorities.

The CEDS process is an important component of the region’s development. It is designed to be flexible in meeting the current needs of the region, as well as providing future accommodation for development. It provides a mechanism to coordinate the efforts of individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry concerned with economic development

CEDS 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

Plan Adoption
The plan is adopted by the MCEDD Board of Directors.



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