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On September 14th and 15th, Klamath Community College hosted a Rural Business Summit aimed at strengthening ties between local businesses and rural economic development agencies.
Oregon Business spoke to Rick Abel, head of development and retention for the Klamath County Economic Development Association, about a few of the summit themes: growing a rural workforce, leveraging regional strengths and making friends with the competition. (This interview has been edited for clarity.)
Six years ago, Dre Slaman, 36, and G. Scott Brown, 44, decided they wanted to leave L.A. and move somewhere they considered creative. After weighing the options, the duo, who have a background in acting, decided Portland was the clear standout. But back then, the Rose City was missing something: a meal delivery service.