Monday, January 9, 2012

New jobs from one corner of Oregon to another

According to an article in The Oregonian, a New Seasons Market is making plans to build a new store in Northeast Portland. This $7 million investment will create construction jobs in addition to an estimated 160 in-store positions.

At the other corner of the state, the U.S. Department of the Interior recently approved the development of a 104-megawatt wind farm on Steens Mountain in Harney County. According to the Portland Business Journal, the Echanis Wind Energy Project, proposed on private land near Diamond, would generate enough power for about 30,000 homes. The project is also expected to create 219 construction jobs, 16 permanent jobs, and $4.5 million in property tax revenue.

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