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Oregon governor seeks first-hand testimony from Malheur County economic development panel

Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to visit Ontario March 1 to visit with the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Gov. Kate Brown will meet with the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board in Ontario next month.

While details are still being finalized, Shawna Peterson, border board chair, said Brown is tentatively set to be in town March 1 for a luncheon with board members at Jolts & Juice Company, 298 S. Oregon St.

“Gov. Brown has a full itinerary, as I understand it, to see firsthand the issues and work being done in our region,” said Peterson via email.

The board – created in 2017 by the Legislature – is designed to spark economic growth along the border region of Oregon and Idaho in Malheur County. The state earmarked $5 million toward that effort . . .