State lawmakers confirmed that Oregon is a finalist for an electronics factory that would invest $5B in the state and employ 1,000.
With the potential development site in north Hillsboro under a legal cloud, they introduced a bill this week that could expedite the project by blocking land-use challenges. But lawmakers said they hope that courts will clear the 330-acre property by the end of this month, obviating the need for "emergency" legislation.
"Project Azalea" is the code name for an unnamed industrial employer considering sites in Hillsboro and upstate New York -- and possibly elsewhere -- according to Oregon economic development officials.
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