Skamania County


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

Skamania County Economic Development Manages the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area's Washington Investment Fund (WIF).
Contact: Kari Fagerness
Phone: 509-427-5110
SCORE Mentor services for entrepreneurs to start and grow their small business Contact:
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 Skamania Information about Port of Skamania properties, businesses, and development.

Contact: Pat Albaugh

Skamania County Chamber of Commerce Information for local businesses, recreation and tourism, business resources,statistics, and more.

Contact: Casey Roeder
Phone: 509-427-8911 or

City of Stevenson Information about the local community, recreation, permits, and utility rates.

Contact:Ben Shumaker
Phone: 509-427-5970

City of North Bonneville Information about local government, utilities, public services and recreation. Contact: Steve Hasson
Phone: 509-427-8182
Skamania County Information on GIS, human resources, community development, public works, parks and facilities, public services, and more.

Contact: Debbie Slack
Phone: 509-427-3704

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 Washington State. 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: November 3, 2016
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Contact MCEDD for more information:
515 East Second Street • The Dalles, OR 97058
 phone: (541) 296-2266  • fax: (541) 296-3283
November 3, 2016