Nike studies land near headquarters

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Friday, March 15, 2013

An engineering company's report shows that Nike could be considering expansion on 28 acres west of the company's World Headquarters campus.

The Portland office of WHPacific Inc. conducted a water survey of the property in October, according to the documents The Oregonian obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through a federal Freedom of Information Act request.

In its correspondence with Nike officials, the development company refers to "Project Impact," which was the code name Nike used to refer to its expansion plan in messages to Oregon lawmakers.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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