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

Jul 2, 2018

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

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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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