A below-par spring in Tillamook County

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Employment in Tillamook County was about 100 jobs below year-ago levels in early 2008 due largely to weakness in retail trade and leisure and hospitality. Jobs at local businesses fell last December after the North Coast was hit by devastating storms and floods. Employment in retail drifted downward through May to a spot 60 jobs lower than one year earlier. Jobs in leisure and hospitality rebounded by 200 from January to May but remained 70 jobs below last year’s level. Although Tillamook County may be struggling with a slow travel season, its local port district may have some help on the way. The Port of Tillamook Bay agreed to an $8 million cash land sale of 771 acres to The Bunkers Group LLC. The company plans to develop a $100 million, 250-room upscale golf resort and convention center on the site and expects to employ about 350 people when the resort is open. Statewide, golf and country clubs have gained 860 jobs since 2001.             

ERIK KNODER
Worksource Oregon Employment Economist
www.qualityinfo.org

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