Cantwell Announces NCW Economic Grant

By:  Kyle Lamb
Source: KPQ

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell announced the awarding of a grant Tuesday that is meant to spur economic development in North Central Washington.

The Edmonds Democrat said in a press release that the North Central Washington Economic Development District has been awarded an Economic Development Administration grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant contributes $225,000 to implement a comprehensive economic development strategy, or CEDS, for Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

The CEDS project establishes a roadmap for private and public sector development, supports private investments and creates jobs in the region.

In the release, Cantwell stated, “This grant is critical to help provide the vision that Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties need to continue to create sustainable jobs and spur diverse economic development. Creating strong private and public partnerships will help the region find new and innovative ways to increase job growth and economic opportunity.