There are a few big announcements in this week's edition of Around the State:
- Electric vehicle maker Brammo Inc. purchased the Walmart building in Talent, which could bring 130 jobs to the local economy over the next 18 to 24 months. It plans to use the facility for final production and assembly and research and development. It currently employs 65 people at three leased buildings in Ashland. Mail Tribune, 7/14/2012
- Columbia Phyto Technology in The Dalles, a maker of freeze-dried fruit and vegetable powders, will expand into facilities at the Port of The Dalles Industrial Park. It will move 20 to 25 employees from its Dallesport, WA facility and double that number in the next eight months. Within three to four years, it plans to employ about 150 workers. Columbia River Gorge Business Review, 7/16/2012
- Calico Resources started the permitting process to proceed with construction of its planned underground gold mine in Malheur County. If approved, the project is still at least three years away from completion, but the company already provides 10 to 12 local jobs and would employ 100 to 150 people when the operation gets under way. Argus Observer, 6/22/2012
Want to find out what else is happening Around the State? Take a look at the full edition!