Ridgefield in spotlight during CREDCs Main Street Day

first_imgRIDGEFIELD — Columbia River Economic Development Council’s first Main Street Day was designed for economic leaders around Clark County to learn about what’s going on in each city, but Ridgefield Mayor Don Stose had his sights set a little farther north than Clark County.“Stand back and watch us grow,” Stose said. “We are going to the moon.”Stose told the crowd of 40-plus at Overlook Park on Friday that Ridgefield was once again named the fastest-growing city in the state. He spoke about the work of Ridgefield Main Street in helping the city’s economic vitality, and nearly jumped in excitement while reading a proclamation declaring July 13 as Main Street Day in Ridgefield.Stose was so excited talking about the future of the city, he forgot to bring up the Ridgefield Outdoor Sports Complex, which is scheduled to open this fall and was recently announced as the homesite for a summer collegiate baseball team.“People from all over the county will be coming to Ridgefield to enjoy some of the top collegiate players in the country,” he said after his presentation. “It’s going to bring Clark County together.”While Stose was talking about the baseball team, bringing the county together was also the general idea behind CREDC’s Main Street Day, which started in Vancouver and included stops in Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal. The group toured the main streets (though in Ridgefield, it’s North Main Avenue) and downtowns of each city, learning about the unique characteristics and amenities of each, as well struggles each community is facing.last_img

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