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Community & Economic Development 

"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"

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Glenda Poling

Sarah Case
Economic Development Officer

Kathy Dyer
Economic Development Specialist

What's New 

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.   

The Pacific Northwest carves out a food and beverage niche

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.

  • 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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Tuesday, November 24th

The Silicon Forest economy:  Outposts have the most workers, pay three-quarters of the wages

Port of Portland’s marine terminal shipments plummet year over year

Oregon uses schools to move the needle on regional food

State says offshore wind project to expensive

Monday, November 23rd

Fire destroys 2 businesses in Oakridge’s Uptown District

Hynix rerun is not in Avago’s script

A vision for growing our local food economy, Part II:  Exploring mixed land use for the food industry

Burley owner places bet on west Eugene real estate

Urban farmers find a ‘tunnel’ toward success

Can you really teach entrepreneurship?

Companies warn Oregon:  Tax us and we might move

Friday, November 20th

Conditions justifying first rate hike could ‘well be met’ by December

New paid sick leave law has some stakeholders feeling ill

Oregon marijuana business groups push to allow consumption in public venues

Hatch Oregon:  An economic engine for growing community capital

Glenwood plan for 147-unit housing development crawls forward

Thursday, November 19th

Fed signals rate bump likely

State adds 2,100 jobs as unemployment rate drops to 6 percent

Grants available for entrepreneur incubators

Council accepts resignations, approves Economic Development Project  (Creswell)

Consumer prices rise in October

Wednesday, November 18th

Eugene company Arcimoto debuts 3-wheeled ‘everyday electric’ vehicle

The World’s most sustainable high-rise construction material is wood?  (CLT)

Wood’s heyday has arrived

Oregon’s population hits 4 million; Lane County’s growth slightly below state average

Builder of Eugene’s “Hub on Campus” student complex plans hotel on Louis’s Village Chinese restaurant site

Property deed makes Avago Technologies’ purchase of Eugene Hynix plant official

Oregon unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in October, down from 6.2 percent in September

Corvallis company striving to introduce first formaldehyde-free, bio-based adhesive for manufacturing particleboard and other wood products

FDA produce safety rule introduces new standards

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