Special Reports

UPDATE: Greg Smith resigns from top county economic development position

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, discusses the Treasure Valley Reload Center at a Nyssa meeting on May 17. Beside him is his aide, Ryan Bailey. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL) UPDATE Wednesday, June 29: Malheur County Commissioner Ron Jacobs said Wednesday that Greg Smith was leaving only his economic development[Read More…]

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Despite officials’ claims, lottery bonds aren’t sole money source for Nyssa reload project

NYSSA – Treasure Valley Reload Center officials over the past month have claimed – incorrectly – that no taxpayer money will be used to pay for the multimillion-dollar project. They have insisted the project will be funded solely through the state’s sale of Oregon Lottery bonds, which are repaid by[Read More…]

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Delays and missed deadlines: the history leading up to TVRC and Americold’s lease agreement

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, has led contract negotiations between Americold and the economic development corporation. (The Enterprise/FILE) The Malheur County Development Corp., owner of the Treasure Valley Reload Center, is 19 months behind on closing a deal with Americold to operate the rail center in Nyssa, according[Read More…]

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