Green Water Energy Locates Operations in Clarkston, Washington
Green Water Energy has begun remodeling the new larger corporate campus in Clarkston that will create new jobs and investment. As an incentive, The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant from the state’s economic development strategic reserve fund to Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) to support the move, leveraging an estimated total $6 million capital investment by the company.
“The entire company and I are extremely grateful for this opportunity given to us by Dawn Smith at SEWEDA, and the state of Washington,” said Erin Clemens, Green Water Energy owner and managing member. “This is helping tremendously to provide a work space that is conducive to our continued growth, and we are able to give back to the state in providing jobs.”
“Awarding this grant to help Green Water Energy move its headquarters and operations to Clarkston aligns with Governor Inslee’s goals to strengthen communities by encouraging high-wage, technical skills job growth in rural areas throughout the state,” said Commerce Director Lisa Brown.
State funds will reimburse allowable costs associated with equipment and staff relocation and facility improvements at the Clarkston corporate campus, including building upgrades, power requirements, production efficiencies and safety improvements. The company agrees to invest an additional $100,000 in development and create an estimated 17 new full-time jobs at the Clarkston campus.
Established 10 years ago as a small plumbing company, Green Water Energy is a Small Business Administration-certified, economically disadvantaged women-owned small business, and Native American Indian-owned small business. According to state officials, the company has managed projects and constructed facilities for various state and federal agencies, specializing in providing mechanical, electrical and architectural upgrades for industrial, education, and commercial projects. Clients include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Forest Service, Indian Health Services and numerous state agencies in Washington, Idaho and others.
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