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News Review article on industrial land designation, access to new incentives

“Three Douglas County properties get boost to attract developers” Ryan Imondi,¬† November 1, 2012, The News Review Three vacant pieces of property in job-starvedDouglasCountyhave received a special designation by state economic development officials to make them more attractive to industrial developers. The 32-acre Sutherlin Industrial Park, 130 acres along Del Rio Road at Winchester and […]

Douglas County Sites Designated Regionally Significant Industrial Areas

The Back Nine (130 acres), Stearns Lane (200 acres), and Sutherlin Industrial Park (32 acres)–collectively the Central Douglas Regionally Significant Industrial Area–was approved by the State of Oregon’s Economic Recovery Council on September 28. This deisgnation means that the industrial zoning for each of these sites is protected, the sites can be given preference in […]

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 […]

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 […]