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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. - Jordan Valley Ambulance Services, Inc. has been funded $110,000 from the Eastern Oregon Business Development Loan Fund which is managed by Morrow Development Corporation. 

Jordan Valley Ambulance Services is a non-profit organization which provides emergency medical services throughout the cities of Jordan Valley and Ellsworth, and the townships of Banks, Echo, South Arm, Wilson, Eveline, and Jordan. The funds will be used for the construction of a facility to house the ambulance, equipment, and provide meeting rooms and showers for volunteers. Th...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. – Notice is hereby given that the Malheur County Development Corporation (MCDC) has opened a request for proposals (RFP) for a rail engineer for the Treasure Valley Reload Center (TVRC).

RFPs must be submitted electronically to Malheur County Development Corporation at malheurcountyedc@gmail.com by 5:00 pm MST/4:00 pm PST on Friday, March 16, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Additional requirements and information can be found within the RFP document.

Click here to view TVRC Project Engineer RFP. 

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Contact Information:

Greg Smith, Officer to th...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. – Notice is hereby given that the Malheur County Development Corporation has opened a request for proposals (RFP) for a project engineer for the Treasure Valley Reload Center (TVRC).

RFPs must be submitted electronically to Malheur County Development Corporation at malheurcountyedc@gmail.com by 5:00 pm MST/4:00 pm PST on Friday, March 16, 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Additional requirements and information can be found within the RFP document.

Click here to view TVRC Project Engineer RFP. 

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Contact Information:

Greg Smith, Officer to the Bo...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. - According to a recent press release issued by the Oregon Employment Department, preliminary estimates for September 2016 show a positive employment trend for Malheur County.

Nonfarm payroll employment in Malheur County increased by 330 jobs over the year.

The private sector provided most of the growth and was led by manufacturing (+80) jobs. Wholesale trade (+40) jobs and education and health services (+40) jobs were also created, as were all private industries (except for financial activities).

“This is very positive for Malheur County,” stated Mal...

Malheur County has various partners available to assist businesses and those looking to start a business. In addition, we have numerous business and tax incentive programs available to help companies improve their bottom line. In fact, the most frequently asked question we receive is, "What business and tax incentive programs do Oregon and Malheur County have to offer?"

Business and tax incentive programs are designed to help companies expand, create additional jobs, and establish themselves in a local market.  Programs are offered through the local, state, and federal...

Nonfarm payroll employment in Malheur County increased by 210 jobs over the year. The private sector provided the majority of growth and was led by manufacturing (+110) and education and health services (+80). The public sector slipped by ten jobs for the year; state government rose by 40 jobs while local government dropped 40 and federal government dropped 10. Between June and July, total nonfarm employment dropped by 410 jobs. Local government shed 400 jobs as schools in the county let out for summer vacation. The civilian labor force added 675 people over the year,...

Success in economic development is about forming partnerships to provide the resources employers need. In Malheur County, companies are often surprised to find out about the many resources available. From startups to established companies, your local partners can assist you on multiple fronts to grow, strengthen or expand your business. These resources are no-cost and confidential.

Seeking employees: If you are a business in search of new employees, stop by the local WorkSource Oregon office. Did you know WorkSource Oregon is willing to come to your business to learn fi...

SALEM, Ore.-The Oregon Legislature, in the short 2016 Session just ended, approved $2 million of funding for the Juntura Cutoff Road Project in Malheur and Harney Counties. The funding will complete the $6.9 million dollar sum needed for the project which will reconstruct the failing road, providing essential support for local industry, ranching access, and recreational opportunities.

 

The Juntura Cutoff Road is of high importance for local economic development partners. The extraordinarily poor condition of the 7-mile long road has dramatically increased the cost of th...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Coronal Group (formally known as Helio Sage) is scheduled to begin construction on their Malheur County project at the end of the month and expects to be operational at the beginning of 2017. The project consists of six solar farms (one near Ontario, three near Nyssa, two near Vale). The company will be coordinating with Malheur County Economic Development and local job training providers to promote job openings in both the construction and post-construction phases. During the lifespan of the project, significant property tax revenue will also be generated for loca...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

 MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. - Malheur County Economic Development recently brought together leadership from Malheur County, Saint Alphonsus, Department of Corrections, and Representative Cliff Bentz to investigate ways to keep dollars local and to better support existing businesses in the county. As some of the county's largest employers, there is a real opportunity to sustain the local economy and maximize the amount of local dollars, including tax dollars, that stay in Oregon. A big than kyou to the Department of Corrections Director Colette Peters, who traveled all the wa...

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