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CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) is the only organization in Clatsop County whose sole focus is to create, grow and retain businesses. We have launched our 2020 membership campaign, and are reaching out to new and existing members to join and renew membership in our CEDR organization.

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As the director of CEDR and the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center, we work with hundreds of businesses in Clatsop County. Finding and retaining good employees is a co…

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I am pleased to announce that our Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center has been named a regional SCALE Oregon Center for Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties.