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New board will tackle economic development

By Les Zaitz
The Enterprise
A new state board will soon get to work figuring how to make Malheur County more competitive against less-regulated businesses and developments across the river in Idaho.
Gov. Kate Brown Tuesday announced her seven appointees to Oregon Border Economic Development Board, all with deep experience in business and education. They are:
• Shawna Peterson, an Ontario attorney who will chair the board.
• Tiffany Cruickshank, transportation manager for Snake River Produce in Nyssa. Cruickshank has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business, taught business classes at Nyssa High School, and has been at Snake River Produce since 2010. She and her husband farm near Adrian.
• Ralph Poole, CEO of Campo and Poole Distributing and president of Norm Poole Oil. He graduated from Oregon State University and has been in the family business since 1979. He currently chairs the Ontario Planning Commission.
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