Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge, listens to a presentation about county-sponsored industrial development in Nyssa at the Wednesday, Dec. 11, meeting of the Malheur County Court. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)
VALE – Malheur County will have to come up with an estimated $14 million to turn raw farm land into an industrial park that would draw in new employers, state records show.
The money, from a source the county hasn’t identified, would pay for streets, utilities and a new fire station on land next to the proposed Treasure Valley Reload Center. The millions in additional costs are on top of the $26 million the state has put up to build the Nyssa rail shipping center.
County officials last week conducted a public briefing on their plans for the industrial development. They didn’t share their calculations . . .