Business & economy

Announced with 125 jobs, Nyssa rail center now projected to have 7 full-time jobs

This artist depiction of the $26 million rail reload facility north of Nyssa shows trucks off-loading commodities. A recent report shows the facility will be smaller and employ fewer people than estimated. (Graphic courtesy of Malheur County Economic Development)

NYSSA – The rail reload facility planned north of Nyssa will employ fewer people and be a smaller facility then originally projected.

That’s according to a plan delivered recently to state transportation officials by Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director.

The report consisted of an economic feasibility study, cost estimates and a site plan and the state now has until the first of the year to decide the feasibility of the project. That’s key to releasing $24 million to build the depot.

For more than a year the facility has been viewed as a major economic . . .