Most large local industrial employers remain in operation.

MOSES LAKE — Most of the region’s largest businesses are either too specialized or essential to the fight against the COVID-19 virus to change to producing medical goods or equipment, according to the head of a local industry group. “Most industries are pretty specific and are difficult to retool,” said Chuck Sutton, head of the…

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GCIA Donates $10,000 to CBF COVID-19 Crisis Fund

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Columbia Basin Foundation EPHRATA, WA – A local business group composed of several national and international companies doing business in Grant County have contributed $10,000 to the Columbia Basin Foundation (CBF) for their COVID-19 Crisis Fund. The fund will provide financial assistance and resource support to local nonprofits that help residents and businesses during the…

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New economic development group advocates for local industry

aerial photo of Microsoft data center at night

EPHRATA – An economic champion has been created to advocate for Grant County’s industrial and technology sectors. On Tuesday, the Grant County Industrial Alliance (GCIA) announced its formation. Based in Ephrata, the new organization stated in an email that it is dedicated to clean energy, promoting local jobs, technology and a higher quality of life…

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