The Malheur County Development Corp., the public company overseeing the rail project chose Ontario attorney Shawna Peterson to serve as executive director. If the county court approves, Peterson will replace former project manager and state legislator Greg Smith who quit last month.
Business & economy
Home sales have steadily declined in Ontario since 2018 when the city saw 186 homes sold. And despite mortgage rates at a historic low in 2021, buyers purchased 170 homes in Ontario, according to a report by the Four Rivers Association of Realtors. The five-year data, from 2018 to 2022, looked at real estate trends in Payette, Weiser, New Plymouth and Ontario. The region saw similar trends over the last five years. Home prices surged, and the demand for homes went up, with homes spending fewer days on the market and the number of houses sold in the region was down from the previous year, but not by much.
Public Notices in the Malheur Enterprise – Week of March 8, 2023.
An Oregon Senate committee heard testimony from farmers, environmental advocates and industry, revealing deep concerns about the future of farming in Oregon.
Malheur County officials are taking the leading in asking the state for more money to finish the Treasure Valley Reload Center. The timing of resuming construction at the Nyssa site depends on when money can flow.
Lower commodity prices are expected to cause a drop in farm profits and income levels in 2023, U.S. agriculture officials say.
For nearly 10 years, Greg Smith worked in Malheur County through his private company, tasked with building the local economy. That hasn’t always gone well, as a look back at his time shows.
Not sure what this Nyssa project is about? Here’s our guide to the Treasure Valley Reload Center to help you get up to speed on this struggling project.
State legislators will be asked to put even more money into the Treasure Valley Reload Center to finish the stalled project. County officials are expected to ask for the money but how fast the relief could arrive isn’t clear.
Innovative strategies for farmers, ranchers could include generating new markets and on-farm income diversity, the nation’s agriculture secretary tells a conference of industry leaders and observers.