GRANDVIEW - An intern is working and new partnerships are being formed.
That's according to Grandview EDGE (Enhancing Development of Grandview's Economy) Chairman Brad Smith, who Tuesday spoke to the Grandview City Council.
The association, formed this summer, secured the intern with funding from the entrepreneur friendly cities program developed by New Vision, the University of Washington and Heritage University.
The intern, Maria Fernandez, is a Grandview High School alum and is currently working toward a business degree at Heritage University.
EDGE has also, according to Smith, received a partnership agreement and additional financial support from the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic.
Smith said further progress is being made as the association has begun the process of developing a building inventory of Grandview business locations.
That inventory will help the association determine the best fit for new businesses in the community.