PRESS RELEASE: Regional Business Owner Formally Requests Delay in High-Density Load Rate Decision

For immediate release: February 9, 2016
For more information, please contact: Malachi Salcido (509) 884-6868

Wenatchee, WA.- Regional business owner Malachi Salcido, owner of The Salcido Connection, has submitted a formal request to Chelan County PUD Commissioners asking for a delay in the pending high-density load rate decision. The request has been made to allow time for an independent economic analysis to examine the potential and impacts of the decision from all sides.

The economic impact analysis is designed to examine emerging technology as a potential industry for North Central Washington. The Salcido Connection and other industry leaders intend to work with a neutral third-party partner to examine and analyze the potential for this industry, projected job creation, economic impact, and ability to attract companion and supporting firms and industries to the region, including Chelan County. The request urges Commissioners to consider the results as part of the overall HDL Rate Class discussion and decision.

“Because this is an emerging opportunity, there are a number of unknown factors, including potential job and industry growth, impacts to the economy, and impacts to the current infrastructure. These areas have not yet been fully examined, and we plan to use the results of this study to engage in an informed conversation about projected opportunities, power rates, and need,” explained Salcido.

A community forum was hosted by the Chelan County PUD on Wednesday, February 3. At the forum, emerging technology specialists, including Salcido, explained the current emerging technologies, actual job creation, and answered questions from the audience. The full forum can be watched here.

Malachi Salcido is the founder and owner of The Salcido Connection, a multi-disciplined contractor headquartered in Wenatchee since its inception 14 years ago. What started literally as a one-man show providing heating and air conditioning services, has grown into  a multi-million dollar operation. The Salcido Connection is now the largest full-service contracting firm in the region, providing a full range of competencies and services including mechanical, electrical, building controls, data, telecommunications, security, fiber, food safety, engineering, and general contracting.

As a guiding business principle, The Salcido Connection continues to grow the range of expertise and abilities to advance its business and create additional job opportunities for our County. The Salcido Connection is developing Tier 0 data space; specifically in the blockchain technology arena.

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