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MEDP Spark - We Need Everyone at the Table

Sep 12, 2019

MEDP Spark - We Need Everyone at the Table Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, was quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.” In economic development, this can be a good thing. ...

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Tickets on Sale for MEDP’s 2019 Annual Event and Awards Ceremony

Sep 9, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - Tickets for the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership’s (MEDP) 2019 Annual Event and Award Ceremony are available now through MEDP’s website: ...

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Why Professional Development Matters for Employers

Aug 29, 2019

Currently, one of the biggest topics in economic development is workforce development and workforce solutions. In McMinnville, our unemployment rate has been around 4% for the past few years. While this ...

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MEDP Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Aug 26, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) is pleased to announce the nomination process is now open for their Annual Awards which will be handed out at their Annual ...

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Nominate a Company for MEDP's 2019 Annual Awards!

MEDP's Annual Awards Nominations Now Open!  Deadline to nominate companies and individuals is Monday, September 9, 2019.  Winners will be announced at MEDP's Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, ...

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MEDP Spark - 50th Anniversary of 9 for ‘69

Aug 8, 2019

MEDP Spark, Volume 4, Issue 8 ~ August 2019 McMinnville is unique in a lot of ways. There are few places in the world where a town of just under 35,000 has a main street that not only has a vacancy ...

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MEDP Spark - WORK Harder, get Smarter

Jul 11, 2019

MEDP Spark, Volume 4, Issue 7 ~ July 2019 Interns from the MEDP Career Bound Program and the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program As another mild-weathered Oregon summer rolls around in McMinnville, ...

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The 2019 Career Bound Pre-Employment Training Conference

Jun 27, 2019

A Recap of Career Bound's Kickoff Summer Event by MEDP Career Bound Coordinator, Anna Pearl Johnson Career Bound Interns helped hand out fresh produce at Harvest2Home Though many millennials and ...

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MEDP Spark - Flying with Precision

Jun 20, 2019

MEDP Spark, Volume 4, Issue 6 ~ June 2019 Precision's building on Three Mile Lane - Photo by Precision If you’ve lived in McMinnville for any significant amount of time, chances are you have driven ...

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MEDP Implements Two Summer Programs to Grow McMinnville's Workforce

Jun 6, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) will launch its seventh year of the award-winning McMinnville WORKS Internship Program on June 10, 2019, and the pilot year ...

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Meeting the Makers: Local Students Tour McMinnville Manufacturers

May 30, 2019

Patton Middle School students search for 3D printed parts at NW Rapid Manufacturing Throughout the Spring, we at the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) have been connecting our local ...

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MEDP Spark - Advancements on Alpine Avenue

May 9, 2019

MEDP Spark Volume 4, Issue 5 ~ May 2019 On April 27, 2018, Alpine Avenue had its first-ever event - Lunch on Alpine. A micro-festival that featured a few food trucks, some music, vendors, and entertainment. ...

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Application for Newly Adopted Yamhill County Grant Program Now Open

May 2, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - In April 2019, the Yamhill County Commissioners officially adopted a new county grant program. The new grant program has three distinct grants to help promote and enhance economic vitality ...

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Venture Catalyst Position Created to Support Entrepreneurs in Yamhill, Polk, and Marion County

Apr 12, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - As part of a regional effort with participants from Yamhill, Polk, and Marion County, a Venture Catalyst position has been created for the mid-valley to help support and grow entrepreneurship ...

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MEDP Spark - A Plethora of Paths to a Successful Career

Apr 11, 2019

MEDP Spark - Volume 4, Issue 4 ~ April 2019 Jared Roberts works on a custom project at Solid Form In McMinnville, we are both proud and fortunate to have a strong base of manufacturing and traded sector ...

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3 Takeaways on the Current State of Manufacturing

Mar 21, 2019

On March 15, 2019, we in the MEDP office were able to attend the Oregon Manufacturer’s Summit hosted by the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP). One of the speakers at the event, ...

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MEDP Spark - Celebrating Women in McMinnville's Traded Sectors

Mar 14, 2019

MEDP Spark Volume 4, Issue 3 ~ March 2019 Here in the MEDP (McMinnville Economic Development Partnership) office, we have the privilege of working with a diverse group of individuals from traded sectors ...

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MEDP Creates Career Bound Pathways Program for Recent High School Grads

Mar 8, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership has created a program to help connect high school graduates with local companies with career path opportunities. The program, called ...

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MEDP Announces New Executive Director

Feb 27, 2019

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors is excited to announce Scott Cooper has accepted the position as Executive Director for the McMinnville Economic ...

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MEDP Spark - TEDxMcMinnville: Big Ideas and a Connected Community

Feb 14, 2019

MEDP Spark Volume 4, Issue 2 ~ February 2019 On January 26, 2019, the community of McMinnville came together to engage with ideas, dialogue, and one another. TEDxMcMinnville was a first-ever event for ...

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