Greg Smith, Malheur County’s economic development director, took an extraordinary step on Wednesday, releasing a three-page statement in response to an investigative report published earlier in the day by the Malheur Enterprise. We have already shared that statement on our website and on our Facebook page.
Smith’s statement is the first time he has publicly addressed some of these issues. Since his statements challenge the Enterprise’s story, we want to provide readers responses to certain claims he has made. The statements in italics are quoted directly from his statement followed by our analysis.
DOCUMENT: Greg Smith's statement