The site of the Treasure Valley Reload Center is still farmland but construction on the project is expected to start in September. An extra $3 million was granted to the rail reload center project by state lawmakers last month. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)
NYSSA – Another $3 million in public money is going into the Treasure Valley Reload Center and neighboring industrial park, last-minute funding for a “critical” water line.
The money was set aside in the closing days of the Oregon Legislature, requested by Greg Smith’s economic development team in Malheur County and then assigned to a legislative budget committee where Smith holds sway.
Getting a water line from Nyssa city limits to the rail shipping center planned for north of the city is considered key to opening up about 200 acres for industrial development . . .