Feds scuttle funding needed for Malheur County’s publicly-owned industrial park

Local elected leaders hoped to use a $15 million federal grant to boost expansion of an industrial park near the site of a rail reload facility north of Nyssa. Last month, officials learned that federal authorities turned aside their application. (The Enterprise/File)

NYSSA – Malheur County officials learned recently that they won’t be getting $15 million in federal money considered crucial to developing their industrial park in Nyssa.

The county invested two years of work and thousands of dollars in county funds seeking the grant, needed to put in basic services to make bare ground useable for industrial purposes.

The industrial park was to be a companion to the Treasure Valley Reload Center, a rail shipping center paid for by the state.

That project is behind schedule but organizers say construction should start early . . .