Category Archives: Business Oregon

County taxpayers to be tapped nearly $1 million to buy Nyssa property, state reports

The county will also use a state loan to help purchase 290 acres owned by the Farmer Family and 79 acres owned by Nyssa Industries. The land deal is part of a proposal for a $26 million rail reload facility north of town. Source: County taxpayers to be tapped nearly $1 million to buy Nyssa […]
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Reload center gets OK for funds to buy land

Additional funding has been approved for development of the Treasure Valley Reload Center and planned industrial park which is planned to be located north of Nyssa, next to Gem Avenue. Greg Smith, Malheur County Economic Development director, said Tuesday that the project has been approved for a special public works grant from Business Oregon. Source: […]
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Isom named Port of Astoria director

The Port of Astoria has named Will Isom the agency’s executive director after an overwhelmingly positive review from staff, tenants and outside stakeholders. Isom, who joined the agency as a staff accountant from Columbia Memorial Hospital nearly five years ago, was elevated to the interim leadership position after Jim Knight resigned in June. He is […]
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Survey: Broadband Internet Service in Oregon

Oregon has made great progress toward getting high-quality broadband for Oregon communities, but there is still much more to do for all residents, businesses, and organizations in our State to get the internet access they need to thrive and succeed. Fewer than two-thirds of rural Oregon residents have access to high-quality broadband. We can do […]
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It’s not just farmers — U.S. exports may never recover from trade war

“It’s the uncertainty that provides so much concern,” says a spokesman with Business Oregon. The Trump administration’s trade war is ravaging exports to China across the U.S. and well beyond the farm belt, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. More than 30 states stretching from Florida to Alaska suffered double-digit drops in merchandise […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown leading trade delegation to Asia

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is on the road for the next two weeks. She’s leading a trade delegation to Japan and South Korea. According to information provided by Business Oregon, the group includes representatives from the state including the Department of Agriculture, Travel Oregon and the Port of Portland. Additionally, the mayor […]
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You’re still paying for a failed company lured by city and state incentives

In 2012, SoloPower opened the doors to its North Portland manufacturing facility with the promise of jobs for a city coming out of recession. The company is gone, but the public is still paying for it. How much? The City of Portland is writing a $119,000 check every month through next October. Multnomah County just […]
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Business Oregon director leaving for private sector

Chris Harder is the second agency director to leave since Gov. Kate Brown’s re-election a year ago. The head of Oregon’s economic development agency will step down at the end of the year. Chris Harder has led Business Oregon, overseeing a two-year budget of about $800 million, since March 2016. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Oregon’s economic development leader stepping down

The head of Oregon’s economic development agency will be stepping down at the end of the year, the agency said Thursday. Chris Harder has led Business Oregon, overseeing a two-year budget of about $800 million, since March 2016. Source: Business Oregon leader Chris Harder to resign

Business Oregon director resigns, heads for private sector

Business Oregon Director Chris Harder is stepping down from the state’s top economic development post to take a job in the private sector. Source: Business Oregon director resigns, heads for private sector