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|Wednesday, March 14, 2012|
Columbia Biogas is seeking good relations with the neighbors of their proposed $55 million biogas facility in Portland's Cully neighborhood.
“We knew we wouldn’t succeed without support from the neighbors,” said John McKinney, president of Columbia Biogas. “We wanted to let them know the plan for operating the plant and how they could get involved.”
The company, the neighborhood association and several east-side nonprofit groups formed a Neighborhood Advisory Committee to make sure that everyone in the area would benefit from the facility.
One of the commitments made by Columbia Biogas and the committee was to stimulate economic development in the Cully neighborhood by providing jobs. Recently, the committee partnered with Worksystems Inc., a local nonprofit agency, to coordinate an initiative to identify tradespeople in the neighborhood and then hire them to build and operate the facility.
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