NCWEDD announces regional priority project ranking

WENATCHEE — The North Central Washington Economic Development District has announced its annual ranking of regional projects of economic significance.

The top three projects are the City of Pateros Water System Project, City of Brewster Water Reservoir and the Washington State Department of Transportation headquarters relocation project in Wenatchee. The rankings were approved last month by the NCWEDD.

The NCWEDD accepts projects once each year from its membership. These projects vary in scope and most are requesting assistance with funding, legislative support or letters of support to facilitate their own funding process.

Sixteen projects from throughout North Central Washington submitted Letters of Inquiry to the NCWEDD for this year’s ranking process. After committee review, eight of the applicants were invited to submit a full proposal. After review of the proposals, the committee ranked the projects based on a number of established criteria, including measurable regional economic benefits, measurable community benefits, fully developed plan and strategy, alignment with NCWEDD goals and objectives, and local and regional support.

For more information, visit www.ncwedd.com/priority-projects.