Grant County and the cities of John Day, Canyon City, Mt. Vernon and Prairie City are seeing re-designation of the Grant County Enterprise Zone and would become the "zone sponsor."

In an enterprise zone, certain types of business firms that create new jobs may get limited duration exemptions on certain new property that they invest in the zone. The public is invited to attend a special meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Canyon City Community Hall from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The meeting will provide a forum to discuss the application, address issues about the enterprise zone, and achieve better understanding. A map of the proposed zone boundary and other information will be presented for public review. The application deadline is April 2, 2010. Business Oregon will review the application for designation, and it may be subject to competitive consideration relative to other localities. Comments and questions may be submitted to Grant County Economic Development Coordinator Sally Bartlett, 530 E. Main Street, Suite 4, John Day OR 97845 or call 541-575-1555.

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