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Economist Points To Two Spots In Oregon Most Projected To Grow Economically


Two places in Oregon are expected to be major areas of economic growth, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

Gail Krumenauer is the OED’s Senior Economic Analyst. She says the first hot spot is more a region.

“So, the Central Oregon area consists of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, and it is projected to be the fastest growing area of the state," says Krumenauer.

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"And it’s probably not too surprising particularly to anybody in Central Oregon, that construction is expected to be the fastest growing industry in that region.”

The other place expected to see strong growth is Portland.  Krumenaer says many companies will establish their corporate headquarters in Oregon’s largest city.

The healthcare and construction industries will also boost the city’s development.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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