Continuing its dedicated community outreach focus, Goodfellow Bros. contributed more than $333,000 through Washington State’s Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program (MSTCIP) to four Central Washington community organizations.
The MSTCIP program is designed to support downtown activities and revitalization. First introduced in Washington in 1984, it provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for private contributions given to eligible downtown organizations. MSTCIP contributions received through this program must be used to meet the designated organizations sole mission of revitalizing an identified and approved traditional downtown or neighborhood commercial district area.
“Our downtowns have been particularly hard hit in recent years during the pandemic,” said Chad Goodfellow, CEO of Goodfellow Bros. “Through the MSTCIP program, we can directly support the health and prosperity of the local communities where we live, work and play.”
Through the donation, Goodfellow Bros. spotlighted the following downtown associations: Wenatchee, Chelan, Ellensburg and Moses Lake.
With corporate offices in downtown Wenatchee, the Wenatchee Downtown Association was a natural choice for a dedicated donation. Goodfellow Bros. has been a long-time supporter of the community programs in the region, most recently donating to the local Hope Care Clinic, Stage Kids and Mobile Wheels of Wenatchee. Through the MSTCIP contribution, the Wenatchee Downtown Association will have funds to maintain and expand economic development, cultural activities and entertainment.
The Historic Downtown Chelan Association in nearby Chelan was another recipient of MSTCIP funds from Goodfellow Bros. Over the years, Goodfellow Bros. has performed considerable work in the area, including supporting the current Chelan Bay project.
“We are grateful for Goodfellow Bros. commitment to preservation-based economic development, place-making design, and promotion of Historic Downtown Chelan. Their contribution through the MSTCIP helps us create a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant atmosphere in Chelan’s historic downtown district,” said Aimee Sheridan, Executive Director of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association.
The contribution to the Ellensburg Downtown Association is in part a tribute to many Goodfellow Bros. employees who are alum of Central Washington University (CWU), located in downtown Ellensburg.
The Downtown Moses Lake Association is part of the small community of Moses Lake, home to more than 200 businesses.