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Manufacturing in America … & Douglas County

There has been a lot of press lately about the continuted strength of manufacturing in America. The fairly steady long-term decline in employment in the area does not thel the whole picture. Consider how few people are employed in agriculture in the U.S. today compared to 100 years ago–but output is still enormous and remains a […]

KQEN Interview

Alex Campbell, The Partnership’s Executive Director, appeared on KQEN’s “Inside Douglas County” on November 1. If you are interested to hear the interview, it is here.  The interview focused primarily on economic development strategies that The Partnership is pursuing, particularly related to business retention and recruitment.

Freight Rail Service to Coast Has Re-Opened

Thanks to some pretty heroic efforts by the Port of Coos Bay, with significant support from the State of Oregon and the Federal government, freight rail service between the Port of Coos Bay and Eugene has been restored. Trains are operating under the name Coos Bay Rail Link as of October 2011. Service will be […]