WSU nets economic development contract with county

8/8/2007 4:23:00 PM

Washington State University has put together an interim economic development team, which has landed a contract with Jefferson County. Pictured are (from left) Commissioner John Austin, Danille A. Turissini, Craig Wier, Aletia Alvarez, Katherine Baril, Briar Kolp, Bill Wise, Commissioner Phil Johnson and Commissioner David Sullivan. Photo by Allison Arthur

By Allison Arthur, Leader Staff Writer

Washington State University-Jefferson County Extension has been selected from a field of three agencies to lead Jefferson County's economic development efforts for the next two years.

County Administrator John Fischbach said he, Department of Community Development Director Al Scalf and former planner Brent Butler interviewed WSU, Diversified Resources and the revamped Economic Development Council and unanimously concluded WSU was best suited to meet the county's needs.

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