Malheur County plans borrowing to buy up private industrial land for future projects

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director. (The Enterprise/File)

VALE – Malheur County officials, in a foray into the industrial development business, plan to buy more than 200 acres of raw land, take the county $2 million into debt, and secure millions more to make the land useful to industry.

Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge, recently signed the loan paperwork for the county to borrow $2.1 million . . .

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