Business / Economy

State Ag Dept. Launching Hemp Growing Pilot Program

A new state law approved last year directed the Washington State Department of Agriculture to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp.The WSDA is seeking public comment on proposed rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot in Washington. There is currently no industrial hemp being grown in Washington State.…

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GWATA Names Innovator Awards Finalists

GWATA, the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance, will host the Innovator Awards Luncheon Thursday, March 30 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. During the luncheon, awards showcasing entrepreneurship, innovation, and education will be presented, including STEM Educator of the Year, Tech Savvy Business of the Year, Future Technology Leader to a K-12 student and Problem Solving Innovator to a college…

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Wenatchee Valley Chamber Honors Dutch Bros., Museum at Annual Banquet

Shiloh Schauer, Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce, joins Chris Hansen in the KOHO studio to recap last night’s annual Chamber Banquet. Coffee company Dutch Bros Wenatchee Valley earned the Business of the Year Award and the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center took the Nonprofit of the Year Award. Schauer said the…

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Entiat Enacts Moratoriums on Data Processing Facilities, Cargo Containers

Residents and businesses of Chelan and Douglas Counties enjoy the cheapest electricity in the country. And that’s attractive to tech companies that need a lot of power. The Public Utility Districts and cities in the two counties have been working out parameters for servers and data farms, and the newest to do so is the…

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