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Niehenke pursuing economic growth

Economic strategy needed in Ritzville

RITZVILLE – The Adams County Development Council executive director describes himself as a salesman for the county.

"On any given day, I'm working with Ritzville City Council on local issues or trying to encourage new regional or national businesses to locate in Adams County," said Kyle Niehenke, 33. "My focus in Ritzville is getting us ready for development."

The goal is different in Othello, the largest city in Adams County.

"In Othello, we're working on different issues than Ritzville," he said. "They have more people and a different ecosystem for industry. Simplot and other large processin...


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