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Economic development in Stehekin: a phrase that scares the daylights out of people who live there, according to Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering, who visited the remote community at the tip of Lake Chelan earlier this month. She was there with other officials to find out if residents are interested in exploring how to make that area economically viable. With Gering were representatives of the County's Natural Resources Department, the Sheriff's Office, the Chelan County PUD and the National Parks Service. Gering said residents there are looking to the future,

So, Gering says the next step is to get input in a more formalized way:

Gering says economic development is important with a growing community and decreasing available land, since she says the Parks Service tends to buy any land that comes on the market.

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