EDITORIAL: TVCC grant opens door for local economic innovation

Christmas has come early for Treasure Valley Community College, which just learned it’s getting $3 million to bolster its ability to train labor and strengthen business. This is the latest in a string of developments lately that suggest Malheur County’s economy is in for expansion and stability.

This is a key event for the community. For too long, we’ve been losing talented and skilled people who leave the area for better jobs elsewhere. They take their families, their earning power, and their futures with them. For people who do elect to stay, too many feel stuck in less-than-satisfying jobs and unable to get something better. At the same time, local firms can’t find enough workers for the jobs they have. Companies make do, trying to train in house or adjusting operations to match production with the bodies available to do the work.

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