Kristyn Fix joins MCEDD as as an Industry Engagement Manager. In this role, she will support the Gorge Tech Alliance as well as oversee resource and networking opportunities for a variety of regional industries including arts & culture, value-added agriculture, and manufacturing in the food & beverage sectors. To learn more about Kristyn, visit her staff page at https://www.mcedd.org/contact/staff/kristyn-fix/
Overwatch Imaging has been awarded an SBIR grant that has been matched by Business Oregon! This funding will be used to design, build, and test upgraded search and rescue technology for maritime environments. To learn more about the state of Oregon supports the SBIR Program, visit here.
Cardinal IG receives OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Award!
VPP Star certification represents the highest recognition for an operation committed to ensuring the safety of their people by going beyond compliance and continuously improving our safety programs.Cardinal IG Hood River is Oregon’s 21st VPP Star work site. Read more about OSHA's programhere.
Photo of the Cardinal IG Hood River Safety Committee with David Windsor holding the VPP Star Site flag!
Because this is such a vital and growing need throughout the region, MCEDD has extended the collection period for our regional Broadband Speed Survey through the month of August.
Your answers on the survey will help us to clearly identify the existing gaps in high-speed Internet service and will provide the accurate service information needed to pursue funding to increase broadband access for everyone throughout the region. Read more on our website.ContactNatasha Blaircobbwith any questions.
The Gorge Tech Alliance hosted its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 20th, for a crowd of almost 50 individuals. Our first in-person summer party since 2019 was held at Innovative Composite Engineering, who graciously offered their beautiful campus for the event in addition to guided tours. Music from Victor Johnson & Friends and expert grilling skills from Insitu's Kip Miller rounded out a lovely evening.
The Gorge Women In STEM enjoyed a fun evening get together with great food and interesting conversation around DEI.
Save the Date!
Registration is now open for the First Annual GWIS Fall Party. This event will be held at Sigma Design in Camas, WA.
An Extreme Heat Warning has been issued for the Columbia River Gorge, along with other areas of the Northwest, with temperatures expected to be upwards of 105 degrees.
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Is your workforce informed and protected? To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Through a combination of presentations and roundtable discussions, this Supply Chain Opportunities Conference is designed to help companies develop new knowledge, new contacts, and new business. This event will be in- person in Bend, OR, with a pre-event networking reception on August 3rd.
Overwatch Imagingisseeking a Computer Vision Software Engineer, an Automation Software Engineer, a Production Assistant, a Production Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, an Airborne Imaging Specialist, an Imaging Payload Design Mechanical Engineer, and more.
Radcompis hiring for Helpdesk Specialists, an IT Solutions Analyst and a Systems Admin L3.
Realcarbon is still seeking a CNC/Programmer and a Composite Engineer.