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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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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.
For more information, contact Sarah Case, 541.682.6503.
2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview
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IN THE NEWS
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
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
Cross-laminated timber installed on Portland project (Photos)
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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
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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
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