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Kitzhaber calls special legislative session for Nike expansion

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Gov. John Kitzhaber called legislators to a Dec. 14 special session to allow Nike to make a major expansion in exchange for assurances over Oregon's tax rate.

The Washington County-based sportswear company intends to hire thousands of new employees, but has requested an assurance that the state's corporate tax structure won't change in the coming years.

Kitzhaber said Monday that Nike's expansion would represent $2 billion in investment per year and could create as many as 12,000 jobs by 2020.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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