Klickitat County


Below you will find links, contacts and information about resources that helps
centralize the multiple points of contacts and programs available within Klickitat County.


Grants, Loans and Business Support

Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Gap loans and financing for companies creating new jobs. MCEDD can help determine which loan program (or combination of programs) best suits your needs and can facilitate contact with other programs as well.

Contact:Eric Nerdin
Phone: 541-296-2266
MCEDD Business Assistance

Klickitat County Economic Development Infomation on energy resources, community development, startup business information and incentives
Contact: Richard Foster
Phone: 509-773-2472
Yakima Small Business Development Center

Provides one-on-one counseling, training and advertising.

Contact: Linda Johnson
Phone: 509-454-7612

USDA Rural Development

In partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations, USDA provides financial assistance and business planning.

Contact list

Local Resources
Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Port of Klickitat Information about Port of Klickitat property, facilities, recreation, and business support. Provides transportation and economic development information and resources.

Contact: Marc Thornsbury
Phone: 509-493-1655


Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce Providing information about the chamber, events calendar and links related to business and tourism in the surrounding area.

Contact: Dana Peck
Phone: 509-773-3400

Mt Adams Chamber
of Commerce
Information for local businesses, recreation, tourism and attractions.

Contact: Tammara Tippel Phone: 509-493-3630

City of Bingen Information about city departments, permits, and public notices.

Contact: Jan Brending
Phone: 509-493-2122

City of Goldendale Local government information, public works, building and zoning, fire department, police, economic development, map, and community resources. Contact: Larry Bellamy
Phone: 509-773-377
City of White Salmon Information of city, safety, and community services. Phone: 509-493-1133
Klickitat County Information on public health, senior services, public works, community development, parks and facilities, public services, and more.

Contact: Lee Snell Phone: 509-773-4612

State Resources
Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Washington State Site & Building Selector Use this site as a resource if you are considering locating in the State of Washinton. Provides information related to financing, incentives, land/buildings, and cost comparisons.

Contact a recruiter

Doing Business in Washington All that you need to know to start a business in Washington: includes information on starting a business, licensing, permits, hiring employees, and taxes. Website
State of Washington Department of Commerce Provides information on financing, incentives, taxes, and a site selection tool. Phone:360-725-4000

Export Washington Export Washington Web portal links small businesses to export grants, loans and counseling. Free and low-cost support helps businesses increase sales by reaching international buyers

Contact: Julie Monahan
Phone: 206-256-6131



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last updated: February 13, 2017
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