The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) is investing $750,000 in four counties across the state, including Thurston County, to support economic development, public infrastructure development, and economic feasibility studies, the CERB announced.
In total, the CERB approved $488,750 in low-interest loans and $236,250 in grants. In Thurston County, a $50,000 grant will be awarded to the Nisqually Indian Tribe for the “Nisqually Technology Center Feasibility Project.” This will be a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of developing a technology center on the Nisqually Indian Tribe reservation. CERB funds are matched by $16,667 in local resources, according to a release.
Additional projects awarded funding include:
- Clark County: A $50,000 grant to the Port of Ridgefield for the “Discovery IT3 Center” project.
- Franklin County: A $488,750 loan and an $86,250 grant to the Port of Pasco for the “Reimann Industrial Center Rail Access Project.
- Skamania County: A $50,000 grant to the Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County for the “Skamania Broadband Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study.”