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...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

MALHEUR COUNTY, Ore. – The Malheur County Court has approved Malheur County’s attendance to a list of trade shows during 2016. The list includes seven local and regional trade shows with a focus on manufacturing and value-added agriculture.


With the court’s approval, Malheur County Economic Development will begin preparing to attend the Fancy Foods Show, Natural Products Expo West, Northwest Food Processors Expo, Pacific Northwest Sportsman Show, Shot Show, Western Idaho Ag Expo, and Western Treasure Valley Ag Show.


“We cannot just rely on business and industry to com...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

VALE, Ore. - The Malheur/Harney County Juntura Cutoff Road Project has received approval for $2 million of funding in response to their proposed Oregon Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) application. 


Malheur County, in partnership with Harney County, Business Oregon, ODOT, Regional Solutions, BLM, and EP Minerials compiled and submitted an Oregon FLAP application as part of a funding package to replace the deteriorating Juntura Cutoff Road. The total funding package to replace the seven-mile long road is anticipated to total between $6 million and $6.5 million. The $...

Friday, November 7, 2014

VALE, Ore. - Malheur County Economic Development has been named the newest member of Business Oregon's "TEAM Oregon Food Processing."


TEAM Oregon provides members with data and valuable resources designed to help recruit, retain and expand multi-million-dollar food processing industries. In addition, the team and its members target five trade shows including: the Northwest Food Processors Expo, the Winter Fancy Food Show, the Natural Products Show, the Expo West Reception and the Summer Fancy Food Show.


"We are excited to have Malheur County Economic Development as a m...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ONTARIO, Ore. - This month the Ontario City Council voted to incentivize local economic development and business recruitment by suspending all System Development Charges (SDCs).


"The suspension of these fees will save business and industry thousands of dollars," said Greg Smith, Director of Malheur County Economic Development. "Coupled with our robust business incentive programs, an extensive inventory of industrial land and a transportation system with access to west coast markets - Ontario and Malheur County give companies an effective edge in the modern competitive...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Malheur County Economic Development, in partnership with Business Oregon, received word their application to expand the Malheur County Enterprise Zone to include the former Select Onion site was approved.


The former Select Onion facility is equipped with modern food processing technology and large open industrial space, both attractive assets to those looking to locate in the area.  Recently, Business Oregon was contacted by a prospective business looking to purchase the facility.  In the negotiations, Business Oregon reached out to Malheur County Economic Development...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Congratulations to the Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity: Career Technical Education project on being awarded $200,000 from the Oregon Department of Education.


Part of the overall Malheur County Poverty to Prosperity project, the Career Technical Education Project will create two tracks of technical education for high school juniors and seniors.


The welding and fabrication track will build a 21st century curriculum, add 16 new welding stations, and provide technical instruction for 36 students.


The allied health professions track will introduce 90 students, through...

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