Jobs Help Boost Cottage Grove Economy

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — An expanded Walmart in Cottage Grove opened its doors to the community Wednesday. This growth and other business expansion in Cottage Grove is boosting the economy. Initially, Walmart said it would be hiring 60 new workers as the store expanded, but now city officials from Cottage Grove say that number will … Continue reading »

Oregon Financial Report Improves

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s financial status is better than it was two years ago, according to Secretary of State Kate Brown’s Biennial Financial Condition Report. Brown sends out this statewide financial report every two years. While things are looking up overall, there are some conflicting reports in the audit that signify the state is still … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Takes Economic Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber had his hands full Tuesday with local business leaders and community members to hash out all things economy and education. But he didn’t wear his cowboy boots and jeans for no reason. There was some casual fun thrown in too. Governor Kitzhaber not only got to tour one of the … Continue reading »

Republic of China Celebrates Anniversary

PORTLAND, Ore. — Lane County is hoping to create better trade relationships with China in hopes of stimulating the local economy. County commissioner Sid Leiken met with a Consul General of China and his wife in Portland in a special reception for community and business leaders. It was a private affair to celebrate the 63rd … Continue reading »

Rep. DeFazio Holds Town Hall Meetings

EUGENE, Ore. — Representative Peter DeFazio is holding a series of town hall meetings across Southwest Oregon this week and next. DeFazio will be discussing his efforts to create jobs, boost the economy, and decrease the deficit, as well as listening to concerns from the public and answering questions about federal issues. He’s holding two … Continue reading »

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