By Becky Dickerson
Former editor and publisher of The Current 

Duck, duck, goose on the Palouse


April 13, 2023

Recently, a failed job search put me in touch with at least six economic agencies pledging to lay a golden egg for the Palouse area. Do any of these efforts make a dent to improve the economic vitality of Whitman County’s 48,000 residents?

At least six geese compete for space in the nest we call the Palouse, including Whitman, Garfield, Columbia and Asotin counties. Just who will put a feather in their cap by securing farm jobs and pumping cash into main street economies?

Let me introduce some of the contenders: Southwest Economic Development Association, Start Up Palouse, One Palouse, K...

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