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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.
Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit - Washington, D.C. October, 2015
Economic Development representatives attended the IMCP Summit to learn more about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing. From left: Anne Fifield, City of Eugene; Elizabeth Scott, CREDC Vancouver; Gary Barth, Clackamas County; Karen Goddin, Business Oregon; Jeff Towery, City of Springfield; Jessica Cahill, Lane Workforce Partnership; Sarah Case, Lane County.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks that highlight the role American communities are playing in the U.S. manufacturing resurgence during the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit.
Rural Tourism Marketing Program RFP
The lane County Community and Economic Development Program is requesting proposals from community groups, chambers of commerce, and other tourism marketing providers to implement the Lane County RTMP. Click link below for more information.
RTMP RFP Press Release and Project Criteria
Lane County Commissioners approve $90,000 in grants to RAIN and Foglio Trucking, Inc.
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Lane County Labor Trends - November 2015
Lane County Economic Indicators - August 2015
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.
2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview
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