East county economic group gets green light

first_imgOne day after Camas and Washougal councilors gave it their blessing, the Port of Camas-Washougal Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the formation of an east Clark County economic development body Tuesday night.The Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association is expected to begin work on or around July 1. Former Camas Mayor Paul Dennis and his private consulting firm, Cascade Planning Group, were selected to head the soon-to-be formed organization.The Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association is expected to aid Camas, Washougal and the Port of Camas-Washougal in attracting new business to east Clark County and retaining businesses that have already established roots there.“I believe this is probably the single largest thing any of us have done in east Clark County in terms of plotting a path forward,” Washougal Mayor Sean Guard said Tuesday.‘Solid’ prospectsUnder current proposals, the Port of Camas-Washougal would pay the economic development association $100,000 annually. Camas and Washougal will each pitch in $50,000 annually.last_img read more