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Eugene, OR 97401

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Sarah Case
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Community & Economic Development 

"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"

 Who We Are


Sarah Case
Economic Development Manager (AIC)

Kathy Dyer
Economic Development Specialist

What's New 

Cereal for Youth Program

In 2005, three local businesses discovered children in Lane County were going to school without breakfast. They happen to be in the business of food, cereal and honey and thought they could work together and do something about the problem....and they did.
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The Boze Noze Radio Broadcast

Listen as Lane County Economic Development Officer, Sarah Case, speaks with Lane County Commissioner, Jay Bozievich, about recent efforts to recruit, retain, and grow economic opportunities for Lane County. They also discuss recent news such as Avago's purchase of the Hynix site and future jobs at the Winnebago plant in Junction City.

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TRT Special Projects

The application process for TRT Special Projects closed on November 3, 2015.  Please check back regularly to learn when the opportunity will be available again.

Winnebago Opening Plant in Lane County

Winnebago Industries on Tuesday announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Lane County.  The Iowa-based RV maker will move into the former Country Coach plant in Junction City.  

The plant will hire 200 employees initially and likely expand. Winnebago estimates wages would range from $45,000 to $125,000, good money in a county where the average annual wage is $38,000.

More information in links below:

Winnebago to open manufacturing facility in Lane County
Winnebago Opening Plant in Lane County
Winnebago to Open Oregon Plant
Winnebago (WGO) acquires Oregon located Motorhome Production Facilities, Equipment
Winnebago Announces New Plant Opening in Junction City

AVAGO Technologies has purchased the former Hynix Chip Plant

The global semiconductor supplier will use the facility to make components used in mobile phones.  Company officials say the jobs at the Eugene plant will be comparable to those at the plant when it was owned by Hynix.  Some will only require a high school degree, others will require associate degrees, engineering degrees and other degrees.  More information in links below. 

Avago Technologies buys former Hynix chip plant in Eugene
Eugene leaders pleased with Avago Technologies Announcement
Avago Techologies growing rapidly, with numerous facilities in Asia and U.S.

Lane County Commissioners approve $90,000 in grants to RAIN and Foglio Trucking, Inc.   

The Pacific Northwest carves out a food and beverage niche

Regional Innovation Training Program    

Lane County Community & Economic Development Division presented $75,000 to 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.
2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview

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Wednesday, February 10th

In surprise move, Lane County commissioners reject sending Fern Ridge Policing District tax proposal to May ballot

Lane County and Oregon bioscience firms get to put themselves on a map

Oregon has nation’s healthiest economy: Bloomberg study

Tuesday, February 9th

Eugene City Council votes 6-2 to seek proposals to continue urban renewal district, explore other options for downtown projects

County approves $15,000 grant for Med Ed feasibility study (Douglas)

Oregon Senate votes to increase capital for small businesses

Monday, February 8th

Entrepreneurial ecosystems nurture growth

Business Beat  Sarah Case, Lane County (AIC) Ec. Dev. Manager listed

 Mass Timber Conference brings ‘game-changing’ cross-laminated timber and other mass timber construction to Portland, Ore. In 2016

Oregon lawmakers hear details of tax increase that could help pay for 2021 Eugene track and field event

Friday, February 5th

Bill helping to line up $25 million state subsidy for Eugene 2021 track event is due for Friday hearing in Legislature

Lane County tech sector to ride wave of momentum

New director hired for Lane County Farmers Market in Eugene

Oregon lawmakers field yet another minimum wage proposal

Thursday, February 4th

Lane County commissioners agree to help fund lawsuit against BLM Western Oregon management plan

Oregon Secretary of State joins the crowd investigating Energy Department tax credits

Minimum wage hike could wind up in court

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