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 come here and ask what Malheur County has to offer,” said Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce. “We have to go to them to develop relationships and share information about our business incentives, available industrial lands, and more.”
“Last year, Malheur County committed to a multi-year presence at select trade shows to both recruit business and development industry relationships that will strengthen our local industry,” said Malheur County Commissioner Larry Wilson.
“Regular attendance and promotion are how you get our name and region in the forefront of companies’ minds,” said Malheur County Commissioner Don Hodge.
Greg Smith, Director
Malheur County Economic Development