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Officials: Jamboree benefits to SH exceed mere balance sheet


December 20, 2016

Even when it doesn’t raise a net profit for the Sweet Home Economic Development Group for use in economic development projects, officials of the Oregon Jamboree and SHEDG say that the country music festival brings many benefits to the community.

Formed about 25 years ago, SHEDG created the Oregon Jamboree as a response to an economy hit hard by the listing of the northern spotted owl as an endangered species and the subsequent decline of the timber industry in Sweet Home. Most of Sweet Home’s mills shut down, and the logging industry shrank to a fraction of its size.

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