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Walden: Economic help on the way

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on May 26, 2016 3:57PM

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced 13 counties in Oregon’s Second Congressional District will receive job creation assistance in an effort to diversify and strengthen the local economy.

The 13 counties include: Grant, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla and Wheeler. The region served by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation is also receiving assistance.

“With this assistance, counties will be able to better coordinate to attract private investment to our region,” Walden said. “This is good news for efforts to grow jobs and strengthen the economy in central and eastern Oregon and the Columbia Gorge.”

The federal Economic Development Agency awarded the assistance to the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, the Greater Eastern Oregon Development Cooperation, the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

For more information, call the EDA at 202-482-2900.


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