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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 www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org.
Regional Innovation Training Program
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.
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.
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