Nike picks Washington County for expansion

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Nike will expand its headquarters in Washington County instead of building office space along Portland's South Waterfront.

The company announced Thursday that it plans to construct two buildings, expand parking and make road improvements at its campus near Beaver­ton, but it said in a statement that “the continued support and action by state and local governments will be required.”

Nike, one of Oregon’s largest private employers, says it wants to add at least 500 workers. In an emergency session late last year, executives persuaded Oregon lawmakers to promise that the state wouldn’t change a corporate tax structure favorable to the athletic-wear giant.

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