Let’s connect Clatskanie & Columbia County to our regional food system!

Clatskanie, Oregon—February 28, 2022: (A Message from the Clatskanie Farmers Market) Help us build the Clatskanie Food Hub! We’re asking for your generous support to help us raise $15,000 in start up capital by March 31st. We have secured a building and submitted our grant applications! Now we need to show grantors and private funders … Read more

Director selected for Columbia County Small Business Center

Local small business veteran and community advocate Jason Moos hired to advise and support small businesses, and develop the new start-up Small Business Development Center St. Helens, Oregon—February 14, 2022 —The new, and first, Columbia County Business Resource & Small Business Development Center (BR/SBDC) has its first Director and business advisor, it was announced today. … Read more

Meat Processing Funding Opportunity

ODA is now accepting applications for $2 million in grants to expand Oregon’s meat processing industry  Today, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Alexis Taylor announces the launch of a six-week application period (February 9 – March 23 Noon PT) for the new Oregon Meat Processing Infrastructure and Capacity Building Grant. The $2 million investment comes from the 2021 … Read more

85 Grants Totaling $490,000 Awarded to Local Small Businesses and Non-Profits

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Oregon – February 7, 2022 – Columbia County, in partnership with the Columbia Economic Team (CET), recently distributed nearly $500k in grants to county businesses and non-profit organizations to assist with recovery and resilience in response to economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant dollars were funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, … Read more