Business & economy

Baker County ends contract with Greg Smith’s company

BAKER CITY - Baker County’s three-member board of commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday morning to terminate the county’s contract with Gregory Smith & Company LLC for economic development services one year after the four-year pact took effect.

Commissioners cited as a reason a significant drop in revenue from the county’s lodging tax, 25% of which goes to economic development, as required by a county ordinance.

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