Spokane County receives $50k grant for West Plains and South County development study

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SPOKANE COUNTY — The Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) gifted Spokane County with a $50k bond for studies on the West Plains and South County areas.

The board gifted a total of $200k in planning grants to Clark, Spokane, and Whitman counties. These grants will go towards studies that focus on broadband deployment, business growth and job creation in the respective counties.

The $50,000 grant for Spokane County is for the “West Plains and South County Site Survey.” This project will identify ways to bring and/or enhance broadband to the underserved West Plains and South County areas, excluding Airway Heights. CERB funds are matched by $12,500 in local resources.

The other $150k went towards studies on the ports of Clark and Whitman county.

“CERB is dedicated to helping communities across the state develop the infrastructure to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs, for many this starts with planning,” said CERB Chair Randy Hayden. “These investments will have a positive economic impact at a time when it is needed the most.”

Since 1982, CERB has committed nearly $203 million to local jurisdictions across the state, generating more than 36,000 jobs and private capital investment of $5.8 billion.

You can learn more about the Spokane County project here.