"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"
Who We Are
Economic Development Manager (AIC)
Economic Development Specialist
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.
For more information, contact Sarah Case, 541.682.6503.
2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview
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Oregon lawmakers field yet another minimum wage proposal
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Oregon Secretary of State joins the crowd investigating Energy Department tax credits
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