Tag Archives: Economic Development

Amazon investment, jobs will contribute to vibrant Salem community

When I share with people I work for Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), the majority of the time I am politely asked what we do. For 35 years, SEDCOR has been the lead economic development agency working with private and public partners to bring high-value jobs and capital investments to Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. […]
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Nominees for new economic board head to Gov. Brown

The lists of people nominated for the seven positions on the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board have been submitted to the Oregon governor’s office. This was the first step in the selection process for the board. House Bill 2012, a bill co-sponsored by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek and Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, was […]
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Two Astoria Businesses Main Street Winners

Oregon Main Street announced its 2017 “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization” award winners last night at the Evening of Excellence Celebration in Oregon City, Oregon. Two Astoria projects were recognized at the event. Source: Two Astoria Businesses Main Street Winners

Nominees for new economic board head to Gov. Brown

The lists of people nominated for the seven positions on the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board have been submitted to the Oregon governor’s office. Source: Nominees for new economic board head to Gov. Brown | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Lane County worked behind scenes to find Hynix plant buyer, emails show

Role of ‘Project Titan,’ if any, in the winning bid is uncertain Lane County economic development officials apparently worked on a behind-the-scenes recruitment effort for months to line up a buyer for the shuttered Hynix plant in west Eugene. Source: Lane County worked behind scenes to find Hynix plant buyer, emails show | Local | […]
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Rural Tourism Studio program kicks off in Octoberm

Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon, is open for registration. This fall and winter program will focus on the Klamath Basin region, including the communities of Klamath Falls, Bonanza, Chiloquin, Malin, Merrill, Dorris, Tulelake and the greater Klamath Basin communities. Oregon’s RTS program is a series of tourism development workshops designed to assist […]
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Winning auction bid for former Hynix plant in west Eugene tops $12 million 

The news raises hopes that the complex soon could be up and running – and hiring. An unnamed entity on Wednesday agreed at auction to purchase the massive former Hynix computer-chip plant in west Eugene for $12.75 million, according to Ten-X Commercial, an online commercial real estate marketplace. Other details were not available Wednesday. Source: […]
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U.S. Department of Commerce gives $300,000 for south Willamette Valley business start-ups 

Regional Accelerator and Innovation ­Network, the collaboration of government, businesses and universities formed to help create companies and jobs, has received $300,000 in federal funds to help new businesses. The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday announced the funding through its Regional Innovation Strategies program. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce gives $300,000 for south Willamette […]
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Walden roundtable tackles economic development

Controversial Boardman to Hemingway power project also discussed. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, held a roundtable discussion on Wednesday to discuss economic development with Union County officials and business owners. Source: Walden roundtable tackles economic development; Controversial Boardman to Hemingway power project also discussed

Portland can do better than to chase Amazon (Guest opinion)

Portland should step back from the “bidding frenzy” for Amazon’s headquarters (“Portland and Vancouver join bidding frenzy for Amazon’s ‘second headquarters,’ Sept. 7). We can do much better by investing our public funds in less risky ways, with proven results for a much wider swath of local residents. Amazon is dangling a jobs fantasy in […]
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