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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Malheur County blocks Enterprise from news conference on rail center

Dan Joyce, Malheur County judge, wrongly claimed in an interview on June 16 that the Malheur Enterprise took money from George Soros, a figure reviled by conservative forces. (ISAAC WASSERMAN/The Enterprise) VALE – Leaders of the Treasure Valley Reload Center last week conducted a news conference with new information about[Read More…]

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Nyssa rail center stopped in its tracks – no money for building

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, speaks on April 12 to the board of the Malheur County Development Corp. (ANGIE SILLONIS/Special to the Enterprise) NYSSA ­– Construction of the centerpiece building for the long-planned Treasure Valley Reload Center was scuttled this week because there isn’t money to pay for[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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