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Community & Economic Development 

"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"

 Who We Are


Glenda Poling

Sarah Case
Economic Development Officer

Kathy Dyer
Economic Development Specialist

What's New

The Pacific Northwest carves out a food and beverage niche

Lane County Economic Indicators - August 2015

Commissioners Present $5,000 to Farmers Market to Help Increase Access to Locally Grown Foods

Lane County Commissioners Pat Farr and Pete Sorenson presented the Lane County Farmers Market with a $5,000 grant to benefit the SNAP Match Program during the Farmers Market’s 100-year anniversary celebration on August 23.

The funds were provided by Lane County’s Community & Economic Development division, which is funded through video lottery allocations distributed by the state.

The SNAP Match Program provides funds to match purchases made by participants in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to increase access to fresh, locally grown foods. The program helps supplement the amount of fresh foods that low income shoppers are able to access and encourages those shoppers to support local farmers and the local economy.

The Lane County Farmers Market is an independent organization comprised of more than 85 growers and producers. Its mission is to preserve and strengthen the local farm and food economy by providing vibrant public marketplaces for farmers, food artisans and the community. More information about the Lane County Farmers Market can be found at

Regional Innovation Training  Program


Lane County Community & Economic Development Division’s Sarah Case delivers $75,000 to Kristina Payne of Lane Workforce Partnership.  With the Board of Commissioners' unanimous vote, CED and LWP have, for the second year, matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $150,000 to co-sponsor a Regional Innovation Training Program.  Lane County’s contribution comes from video lottery allocations earmarked for economic development.

Project proposals should meet the following criteria:

Technology Enhancements/Innovation: Training in skills necessary to permit companies to advance their technological capabilities or levels of innovation.

  • Leads to Skills Certification:  Training results in industry recognized certification and / or document skill gain for participants who complete the training program.
  • Utilization of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):  Demonstration that the business utilizes the NCRC in its hiring practices.
  • Creates / Retains Jobs:  Training results in the creation of new jobs and / or retention of current employees.

For more information, contact Sarah Case, 541.682.6503.
Lane County TRT Special Projects Sponsorships Coming Fall 2015

The Lane County Community & Economic Development Division will invite proposals for tourism related projects in October 2015.  The process usually takes a couple of months so awards are not expected to be announced until after the new year. Funding for this annual sponsorship program comes from Transient Room Taxes (TRT) allocated by the Board of Commissioners and administered by the Lane County Community & Economic Development Division.  Lane Code 4.175 dictates how TRT is allocated.  Funds are to be used for projects that enhance tourism in Lane County

2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview

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Friday, September 4th

Eugene’s Valley River Inn sells for $23 million

This jobs report could send jolt to Americans’ finances

US unemployment rate falls to 7-year low, yet modest hiring clouds picture for Fed rate hike

Countdown to the Inaugural Trans-Cascadia Race  (Oakridge)

Slower job growth may give Fed pause on raising rates

Oregon economy expected to stay on stable course

FED SUPPORT:  Central Oregon Coast marine industries gain grant

Thursday, September 3rd

Eugene’s Hynix manufacturing plant headed for auction

Eugene industrial finishes firm adds another national outlet

Eggless mayonnaise is no ‘yolk’ to Egg Board, sends industry group scrambling

Cleantech community gets ready for Oregon BEST FEST

Exploring epicurean experiences:  5 Oregon wineries with restaurants  (King Estate)

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

Wednesday, September 2nd

Provision Market Hall plans soft opening on Friday

Facebook greenlights third Prineville data center:  It’s Oregon’s biggest

Food incubator in Central Eastside looks for tenants

Tuesday, September 1st

Stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Lane County sees record hotel tax collections in 2014-15 fiscal year

Hop Valley Brewing Co. planning keg storage in Eugene industrial building

Survey:  Growth in US manufacturing slows again in August, slips to lowest level since May 2013

Editorial:  Oregon’s gambling addiction (Bend)

Monday, August 31st
Business-driven curriculum at the UO; getting started in Eugene tech

New life in west Eugene business parks

Roseburg angel network is looking for Oregon startups to invest in

Cosmetics line with skin scrubs, bath products is summertime success for two high school friends

Portland food hall named one of America’s most anticipated

Oregon receives ‘B’ for small business friendliness

Dueling water measures (Creswell)

‘Little casinos’?  Cash-cow ‘delis’ flout Oregon Lottery rules, audit finds

Audit:  Oregon Lottery can’t detect illegal casinos


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