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

2021 Keep it Local for the Holidays Results

January 11th, 2021, Columbia County, OR– Keep it Local Columbia County is excited to announce that their 2021 holiday campaign was unlike any other— in the best of ways! What do they mean? Using turned in Wonderland Cards, similar to stamp cards for shopping locally, the Keep it Local for the Holidays campaign recorded $391,600 in local spending across … Read more

InRoads Credit Union Gives Back Over $145K to the Community

ST. HELENS, Ore., January 6, 2022: In 2021, InRoads gave back $145,692 to the community, including $98,418 to local schools, $37,296 to non-profit organizations, $5,000 to college bound students and 1,829 random acts of kindness. “We were proud to have impacted so many in the community,” remarked Brooke Van Vleet, InRoads President/CEO. “We are looking forward to even … Read more