Ranking Process Overview

The North Central Washington Economic Development District annually ranks regional projects of economic significance. The rankings are determined by a regional NCWEDD Committee of individuals representing organizations, City and County officials from Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties and the Colville Confederated Tribes who reviewed and evaluated the submitted applications. The committee ranks 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.

The committee ranking recommendation is presented to the NCWEDD board, which votes on the final ranking. NCWEDD resources including letters of support, fund sourcing, and project facilitation are allocated to ranked projects.

To date, the North Central Washington Economic Development District has secured nearly $2 million in grant and low-interest loan funding for a variety of projects in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, and the Colville Confederated Tribesthrough this process.

Top ranked projects will receive NCWEDD letters of support, fund sourcing assistance, and project facilitation.

In previous years, a subset of other projects that have been ranked through this process include:

  • City of Wenatchee  - Washington State Department of Transportation headquarters relocation project
  • City of Wenatchee - Pybus Market and Sustainability Center
  • City of Entiat - Waterfront Redevelopment 
  • City of Pateros - Water System Project 
  • City of Brewster - Water Reservoir 
  • Twisp Public Development Authority - TwispWorks Facility Development



The 2017 projects invited to submit the full application will be notified by December 16th, with the full application due January 3rd. 

Priority Project Rankings will be announced in January 2018.