Economic Development Strategy

Every five years the region develops the comprehensive economic development strategy as a guide to understanding the regional economy and crafting goals, strategies and actions to create jobs, raise income levels, diversify the economy, and improve the quality of life. The region covered under this strategy includes Skamania and Klickitat counties in Washing ton and Hood River, Wasco, and Sherman counties in Oregon. Explore the summary of the strategy, as well as the full document, below.

Summary Strategy (pdf)

Full Strategy (pdf)

Public comments on the draft 2017-2022 strategy are now being accepted. Comments should be provided by 5 pm on May 25, 2017 and may be submitted using any of the following:

  • Online survey (click here)
  • Email: ceds@mcedd.org
  • Writing (please specify that your comments are in relation to the Economic Development Strategy): MCEDD, 515 East Second Street, The Dalles, OR 97058


Annual Report

MCEDD FY 2016 Annual Performance Report (pdf)

2012-2016 Strategy Outcomes Summary (pdf)




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