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About the PCEDC

"Business and Nature Working Together for the Benefit of Both."  

Serving Pacific County since 1984, PCEDC is a proactive, results-oriented public/private partnership working to define, support and promote activities which contribute to Pacific County's economic stability.  We are your BUSINESS RESOURCE connection for start-up, expansion or retention needs. 

Pacific County is bordered by the Columbia River, the Pacific Ocean and the pristine Willapa Bay.  We have identified six major cluster industries:  Forest Resources, Agriculture, Retail/Tourism, Marine Aqua/Fishing, Technology, and Healthcare/Retirement.  We are working with these clusters to map assets, develop projects and create strategic plans for value-added businesses and product development.  Our four municipalities, four ports, and county governments believe in developing and supporting a strong community and economic infrastructure that sustains our existing businesses while encouraging entrepreneurial business start ups.  The PCEDC's vision is to create jobs, raise the median income while maintaining the distinctive northwest lifestyle.  Our public and private partners share the goal of becoming a self-sustaining county within the natural resources venue while optimizing our business environment.

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EDC Director -  Cathy Russ   director@pacificedc.org
Administrative Assistant - Melissa Hebish  edcpcog@pacificedc.org

2013 Officers

President - Randy Dennis, Dennis Company
Vice President, North - Bob Jungar, Mayor, City of Raymond 
Vice President, South - Nancy Gorshe, The Depot Restaurant 
Secretary/Treasurer - Dian Barker-Sayce, The Bank of the Pacific


Kirk Church, City of South Bend
Doug Miller, Public Utility District #2
Kim Patten, WSU Cooperative Extension
Steve Arnold, Weyerhaeuser
Toni Williams, Security State Bank
Jan Kampbell, CenturyLink
Tim Morris, Coast Seafoods
Erin Frasier, Grays Harbor College
Tim Russ, Pacific Transit System
Rebecca Chaffee, Port of Willapa Harbor
Mike Johnson, Pioneer Grocery
Lisa Ayers, Pacific County Commissioner


Jim Neva, Port of Ilwaco
Matt Winters, The Chinook Observer
Gene Miles, City of Long Beach
Mike Cassinelli, City of Ilwaco
Doug Ross, Jessie's Ilwaco Fish Company
Mary DeLong, Port of Peninsula
Geri Marcus, Ocean Beach Hospital
Donna Rew, Port O' Call, Ilwaco
Chuck Whiteman, Port of Chinook
Jeff Harrell, Peninsula Pharmacies

Meeting Time

The Board meets every other month -  January, March, May, July, September, and November on the 4th Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  The meeting alternates between the north and south county locations.  If interested, please contact our office for the meeting location.