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MEDP Spark: Are you Digitally Fluent, Empathetic and Adaptable?

Nov 19, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 10~ November 2020.  Take a look at ten essential employability skills with Erik Grimstad, McMinnville WORKS Host and The Environmental Services Supervisor at the City ...

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MEDP: Navigating COVID-19 - Resource List for Businesses

Nov 13, 2020

11.13 .20 Update:  MEDP would like to offer a resource list for businesses and community members navigating COVID-19. 

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Long-Term Projections Show Broad-Based Growth in the Mid-Valley Workforce Area

Nov 4, 2020

This article written by Pat O'Conner originally appeared on November 3, 2020 on The State of Oregon Employment Department Website  The Mid-Valley Workforce Area (Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties) ...

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Meet the Maker

Oct 26, 2020

Our Meet the Maker Series is an opportunity for us to introduce you to some of the amazing individuals in our Traded- Sector community who are demonstrating creativity and ingenuity on a daily basis.    

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MEDP Spark- Celebrating our Business Community: The 2020 MEDP Award Winners

Oct 14, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 9 ~ October 2020 Since 2007, MEDP has been recognizing the outstanding companies and individuals that contribute to the growth of our local economy through best business practices, ...

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2020 Annual Report

Oct 7, 2020

MEDP's Annual Report October '19-September '20

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MEDP Spark: The Bounceability Factor

Sep 10, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 8 -- September 2020 Tucked into the heart of McMinnville’s Urban Renewal District just off of Alpine Avenue you’ll find Ultimate RB, a world leader in recycled ...

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How Local Farmers Markets Contribute to Economic Vitality

Jul 20, 2020

This year, the McMinnville Downtown Farmers Market is celebrating its 20th season!  This local market is a community favorite full of amazing fresh produce, friendly faces, and plenty of #McMinnvilleMADE ...

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MEDP Spark- Interns Adapt to a Changing World

Jul 16, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 6 -- July 2020  Though our McMinnville Works & Career Bound programs look a little different this year, 13 interns are facing the challenges brought on by Covid-19. 

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Resource Roundup: Available Grants, PPE, and More

Jul 14, 2020

Over the past several months there has been quite a bit of information out there on available resources, PPE, PPP, grants, various funding opportunities, seminars, virtual networking opportunities, and ...

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Grant Funding Available to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties

Jul 8, 2020

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments along with Willamette Workforce Partnership announce Mid-Valley Small Business Grant Program.  UPDATE! This Grant has been re-opened on 8/6/20!

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MEDP Spark - Setting our Sights (Five Stories) High

Jun 19, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 5 -- June 2020 As we look around the city of McMinnville, we are energized by progress and projects that are in the works

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MEDP Spark- Raising a Glass: A Toast to an Industry at the Heart of our Community

May 14, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 4 -- May 2020 Wine is often one of the first visuals that comes to mind when thinking about McMinnville. Whether it is the picturesque vineyard views and rolling hills of wine ...

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Summer 2020 Internships: the good, the sad and the optimistic

Apr 15, 2020

MEDP is proud to be organizers of an eight-year-old award-winning internship program and the instigators of encouraging other communities to produce like programs around the state through Oregon WORKS.

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Yamhill County Immediate Relief Grant Program

Apr 14, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners approved $250,000 in emergency grants for local small businesses and organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Businesses can apply ...

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MEDP Spark - Coming Together: Collaboration, Compassion, Community - McMinnville, OR

Apr 9, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 3 -- April 2020 At MEDP we’ve always known that whether you are starting, locating or expanding a business in McMinnville, it means that you will be working with ...

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Entrepreneurs Looking Forward and Resources to Inform and Educate

Mar 26, 2020

The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly. As we are navigating this ever-changing scenario, we are doing our best to make sure that we are keeping you informed about updates and economic resources ...

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SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program during COVID-19 - Update for Yamhill County

Mar 16, 2020

To keep updated with information regarding Covid -19’s impact on our business community, we wanted to provide additional information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. ...

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McMinnville, Oregon Area Business Navigation During COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020

Businesses Complete this FORM for Economic Injury:   ESTIMATED DISASTER ECONOMIC INJURY WORKSHEET FOR BUSINESSES  It is important we work with our Local Emergency Managers (LEM) to gather ...

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MEDP Spark - Conversations Worth Having and Community Connections

Feb 13, 2020

MEDP Spark, Volume 5, Issue 2 -- February 2020 Assemblage Symposium and TEDxMcMinnville offer the community opportunities to connect and collaborate on a deeper level.

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