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Community & Economic Development 

"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"

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Sarah Case
Economic Development Manager (AIC)

Kathy Dyer
Economic Development Specialist

What's New 

The Boze Noze Radio Broadcast

Listen as Lane County Economic Development Officer, Sarah Case, speaks with Lane County Commissioner, Jay Bozievich, about recent efforts to recruit, retain, and grow economic opportunities for Lane County. They also discuss recent news such as Avago's purchase of the Hynix site and future jobs at the Winnebago plant in Junction City.

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TRT Special Projects

The application process for TRT Special Projects closed on November 3, 2015.  Please check back regularly to learn when the opportunity will be available again.

Winnebago Opening Plant in Lane County

Winnebago Industries on Tuesday announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Lane County.  The Iowa-based RV maker will move into the former Country Coach plant in Junction City.  

The plant will hire 200 employees initially and likely expand. Winnebago estimates wages would range from $45,000 to $125,000, good money in a county where the average annual wage is $38,000.

More information in links below:

Winnebago to open manufacturing facility in Lane County
Winnebago Opening Plant in Lane County
Winnebago to Open Oregon Plant
Winnebago (WGO) acquires Oregon located Motorhome Production Facilities, Equipment
Winnebago Announces New Plant Opening in Junction City

AVAGO Technologies has purchased the former Hynix Chip Plant

The global semiconductor supplier will use the facility to make components used in mobile phones.  Company officials say the jobs at the Eugene plant will be comparable to those at the plant when it was owned by Hynix.  Some will only require a high school degree, others will require associate degrees, engineering degrees and other degrees.  More information in links below. 

Avago Technologies buys former Hynix chip plant in Eugene
Eugene leaders pleased with Avago Technologies Announcement
Avago Techologies growing rapidly, with numerous facilities in Asia and U.S.

Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit - Washington, D.C. October, 2015

Economic Development representatives attended the IMCP Summit to learn more about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing.  From left: Anne Fifield, City of Eugene; Elizabeth Scott, CREDC Vancouver; Gary Barth, Clackamas County; Karen Goddin, Business Oregon; Jeff Towery, City of Springfield; Jessica Cahill, Lane Workforce Partnership; Sarah Case, Lane County.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks that highlight the role American communities are playing in the U.S. manufacturing resurgence during the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit. 

Lane County Commissioners approve $90,000 in grants to RAIN and Foglio Trucking, Inc.   

The Pacific Northwest carves out a food and beverage niche

Lane County Labor Trends - November 2015
Lane County Economic Indicators - August 2015

Regional Innovation Training Program    
Lane County Community & Economic Development Division’s Sarah Case delivers $75,000 to Kristina Payne of Lane Workforce Partnership.  With the Board of Commissioners' unanimous vote, CED and LWP have, for the second year, matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $150,000 to co-sponsor a Regional Innovation Training Program.  Lane County’s contribution comes from video lottery allocations earmarked for economic development.

Project proposals should meet the following criteria:    

Technology Enhancements/Innovation: Training in skills necessary to permit companies to advance their technological capabilities or levels of innovation.

  • Leads to Skills Certification:  Training results in industry recognized certification and / or document skill gain for participants who complete the training program.
  • Utilization of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):  Demonstration that the business utilizes the NCRC in its hiring practices.
  • Creates / Retains Jobs:  Training results in the creation of new jobs and / or retention of current employees.

For more information, contact Sarah Case, 541.682.6503.
2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview

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Friday, February 5th

Bill helping to line up $25 million state subsidy for Eugene 2021 track event is due for Friday hearing in Legislature

Lane County tech sector to ride wave of momentum

New director hired for Lane County Farmers Market in Eugene

Oregon lawmakers field yet another minimum wage proposal

Thursday, February 4th

Lane County commissioners agree to help fund lawsuit against BLM Western Oregon management plan

Oregon Secretary of State joins the crowd investigating Energy Department tax credits

Minimum wage hike could wind up in court

Wednesday, February 3rd

Cross-laminated timber installed on Portland project (Photos)

Businesses balk at Oregon governor’s minimum-wage plan

Technology group seeks participants for ‘Hack for a Cause’ event in downtown Eugene

The Home Depot to hire 180 workers in Eugene for busy spring season

Willamette Valley and Oregon get big splash in Wine Spectator

Q & A:  Barney Dardis, Truitt Family Foods

Tuesday, February 2nd

Fertilab business incubator moves to more central location in downtown Eugene

United Airlines to boost jet size on San Francisco-Eugene route

Oregon’s governor looks to energize startups, entrepreneurs

Lodging tax would help fund 2021 championships

Economists say Lane County and the state will continue steady climb back from the recession
Monday, February 1st

Lane County unlikely to alter downtown Eugene land deal

Portland Project Uses Oregon-Made CLT

Price of Franklin Boulevard rebuild in Glenwood climbs by $5 million

Local economy should continue to improve in 2016, panel of experts says

Minimum wage deal:  Kate Brown now wants $14.50 for Portland

During Oregon’s birthday week, funds sought for sustainable tourism

Friday, January 29th

What does ‘natural’ mean on food labels?  Next to nothing

Economy on the rise

Portland needs to be bold with the Beard (Public Market)

Economics might be very wrong about growth:  Bloomberg View

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