Connect Mid-Columbia

Note the next meeting is combined with the October 12th Gorge TransLink Alliance meeting
3:30 pm at the Hood River Library.
Contact us for details.

Connect Mid-Columbia is designed to enhance the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy with a more robust conversation around our regional transportation priorities and needs.

Columbia Gorge Economic Development Symposium

Materials from the 2016 Symposium are now available.

The Gorge Economic Symposium focuses on economic and employment trends in the regional economy (Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat and Skamania counties).

Thank you to all the panelists for sharing their time and expertise during the Symposium.

Comprehensive 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.

Process: Seven sessions conducted throughout the region

  • Demographics and Data: Economic Symposium: July 14, 2016
  • Regional Assets and Barriers, SWOT: September 15,2016
  • Regional Vision and Goals : October 27, 2016
  • Sector Focus Areas and Strategies, Part 1 : November 17, 2016
  • Strategies, Part 2 and Resiliency : December 8, 2016
  • Measuring Success and Implementation : January 19, 2017
  • Strategy Review and Project Prioritization : February 16, 2017
  • Plan Adoption: March 2017

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