FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2022
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NCWEDD ANNOUNCES 2023 PRIORITY PROJECT SELECTIONS
Wenatchee, WA. – The North Central Washington Economic Development District is pleased to announce its
annual selection of regional priority projects of economic significance.
Thirty-six projects from throughout Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties, and the Colville Confederated
Tribes submitted applications to either the NCWEDD or the Okanogan County Economic Alliance for the
ranking process. After careful review of the proposals, the committee ranked the projects based on a number of
established criteria, including measurable regional economic benefits, measurable community benefits, fully
developed plan and strategy, alignment with NCWEDD goals and objectives, and local and regional support.
Regional prioritization can result in different project emphases than those established on the county or
New in 2023 the NCWEDD has prioritized ten projects from Okanogan County/Colville Confederated Tribes
and ten projects from Chelan/Douglas County.
The top projects will become part of the NCWEDD 2023 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
(CEDS) update and will be eligible for grant writing support and administration along with technical assistance,
as needed, to successfully secure funding and advance projects forward. Comparable support for other ranked
projects will be integrated into the NCWEDD work plan as resources permit.
Okanogan County/ Colville Confederated Tribes
1. Omak Reservoir Project
2. Tonasket Perfect Passage
3. Okanogan Surface Water Project
4. Brewster RV Park
5. Omak Public Safety
6. Pateros Mall Renovations
7. Winthrop Water Line
8. Brewster Swamp Creek
9. Pateros Library
10. OK Mazama Comp Plan
1.Columbia Street Adaptive Reuse
2. Chelan Airport Waterline Extension
3. Pangborn Memorial Airport General Aviation Terminal Modernization
4. Bridgeport Sewer Treatment Facility
5. Entiat Riverfront Development
6. Center Senior Living
7. Climate Action Plan for Wenatchee Valley and Surrounding Communities in Chelan and Douglas Counties
8. City of Rock Island Wayfinding Plan
9. Backing Small NCW – Rural Community Revitalization
10. NCW Center for Entrepreneurship/Innovation
To learn more about each of these projects or the Priority Project Ranking process please visit us online at
To date, the North Central Washington Economic Development District has secured over $9 million grant and
low-interest loan funding for a variety of projects in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties and the Colville
Tribe through this process.
The North Central Washington Economic Development District (NCWEDD) is a federally designated economic
development district, and 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving the NCW region covering Okanogan, Douglas, and
Chelan counties and the Colville Confederated Tribes.