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COMMENTARY: Malheur County economic development efforts fruitful

Local onion producers hope a new rail reload center near Nyssa will mean higher profits. (The Enterprise)

One could argue that economic development is as much an art as it is a science. Additionally, success and value are in the eye of the beholder and may be measured differently by equally intelligent individuals.

In our opinion, we believe economic development in Malheur County is being successfully addressed, demonstrating value to the county on a daily basis. Evidence of this is clear, as summarized hereafter.

While providing business advising and helping secure financing for new and established businesses, Malheur County committed itself to establishing a reload center. Initial conversations about creating a more expedient and cost-effective means for transporting agricultural commodities began in 2017 and during that year’s full legislative session, Connect Oregon was given authority . . .