Parts, products and packaging…that’s what a 25-thousand dollar grant from PG&E will help fund for the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission.
A representative of PG&E Presented RREDC with the check Monday night. It will allow local businesses to explore using local products instead of sourcing them from out of the area. Arcata business “Fire and Light” is already using this business model through a pilot program that already happened.
RREDC officials say by not sending money out of the county for materials and products made here, local businesses can be more profitable. Allison Talbott of PG&E was positive about the future of the project. “I’m hopeful that this economic vitality grant project and program will continue next year and beyond.”
RREDC, Executive Director, Don Ehnebuske said, “I just really want to thank PG&E for seeing the productive value here, supporting the local community and in a very competitive grant situation, picking our grant out to help support what we’re doing.”