Business Oregon ordered to release job reports

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Oregon attorney general's office ordered Business Oregon to release annual employment reports tied to the Strategic Investment Program.

Deputy Attorney General Mary Williams issued the ruling Monday, responding to a petition filed last month by the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group. Business Oregon now has a seven-day window to disclose the information or announce that it will pursue legal proceedings.

SIP agreements exempt companies from taxes on capital investments. In return, those businesses pay set fees every year. Intel, the program’s biggest beneficiary, stands to save an estimated $579 million during the 15-year lifespan of its agreement, Washington County officials have said.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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