Working Together to Support Local Business and Keep Dollars in Oregon

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 way to Ontario to participate personally. The meeting was successful with initial steps identified and plans of action discussed

Saint Alphonsus Ontario Health Plaza Opens

Saint Alphonsus recently celebrated the opening of their new Ontario Health Plaza. The plaza will deliver convenient care close to home, allowing patients with routine or chronic needs access to advanced technologies, all in one family-friendly and convenient location. The design of the $4.5 million Health Plaza is intended to create a soothing, nurturing and healing environment, focused on the needs of patients. Elements such as natural daylight, wood, water, and earth tones are proven to provide a warm, soothing feeling intended to reduce stress and anxiety, uplift spirits and promote a more relaxed environment. Saint Alphonsus, one of Malheur County's largest employers, continues to inves

Malheur Poverty to Prosperity Receives $488,430 for Local CTE Programs

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. – Treasure Valley Tech, part of the Malheur Poverty to Prosperity initiative, has been awarded $488,432.00 to help fund local CTE programs. Funds were awarded through the competitive Oregon CTE Revitalization Grant. The CTE Revitalization Grant is part of the Oregon Legislature’s investment in CTE programs during the 2015 Legislative Session. Investments included a dedication of $20 million to CTE funding in the Department of Education’s budget (HB 5016). Also, the Legislature passed HB 3072 which creates pilot programs to grow CTE instructors and test various methods to elevate CTE courses to the same level as other high school curricula. “This is exciting news for admi