Nyssa officials happy with rail shipping center decision

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
NYSSA – When Doug Dewar moved to Nyssa 25 years ago, it seemed to be a sleepy part of Malheur County.
Locals helped him move into his house and “Nyssa at that time had two stoplights,” said Dewar.
Nyssa, with a population of 3,188, is poised for growth with word that a multimillion-dollar rail shipping facility will be built just outside city limits.
And that is just fine with local residents such as DeWar, who has watched businesses close or leave town over the years.
“I think it would be a good thing for Nyssa because it would bring more jobs. I am just afraid Nyssa, if it doesn’t get something, will die,” said Dewar.
Last week Greg Smith, the county economic development director, said that Malheur County Development Corp., a public corporation established by the Malheur County Court, picked property . . .