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CREDC Welcomes New Research Fellow for the Spring

Vancouver, Wash. – Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) welcomes new team member Ellen Mickle as our Research and Strategy Graduate Fellow. Mickle is working closely with CREDC’s business development team to support the measure of CREDC’s comprehensive economic development plan milestones, content updates, and framing of strategy ahead of the reset of the 2018–2023 strategic plan.


Mickle is pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree at Portland State University, focusing on economic development, expecting to graduate in June 2022. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, and prior to graduate school, she worked in the sustainable food and agriculture industries, mainly in the private sector. Mickle looks forward to applying the research and data skills she’s been honing in her graduate program in this fellowship. “I am thrilled to be doing this work among such a dynamic team and community,” said Mickle. “It is so valuable to put academics to practice, and I truly welcome the opportunity to do just that!”


“We are pleased that we can provide these professional development opportunities for our local students,” said CREDC President Jennifer Baker. “CREDC is a great place to get involved with community projects and leaders that play a vital role in Clark County’s future and growth.”