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Portland recovering while rural Oregon lags

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

At the Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit, business leaders expressed concern that rural Oregon is being left out of the state's economic recovery.

“We are seeing the Portland metropolitan region doing better, but our partners in the rural parts of the state are really struggling economically and we need to help them,” said Sandra McDonough, president and chief executive officer of the Portland Business Alliance, during the summit’s breakfast session on issues in the Portland area.

Despite the unanimity at the summit, some of the proposals are controversial. For example, a number of environmental organizations oppose the Columbia River Crossing, taking more water out of the Columbia River for agriculture in Eastern Oregon, and current proposals to increase logging.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

 

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