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|Wednesday, August 26, 2009|
For years, it has been a point of pride within Roseburg’s business community to raise $100,000 through the annual duck race to fight child abuse in the community. This year was no different, except of course this year IS different if you’re talking money.
At the same time, based on what I’m hearing around here, this isn’t an either/or situation. Getting Douglas County’s economy back on track isn’t just a matter of supporting small business and entrepreneurs, or jump-starting the housing market, or luring promising new businesses to town to put vacant lots to productive use.
Ben Jacklet is the managing editor of Oregon Business. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/benjacklet.
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