Commissioners talk economic development


December 14, 2022

What is the role of government in terms of business development?

That was a key topic Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Linn County Board of Commissioners’ meeting.

Ryan Vogt, Executive Director of the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, reported that the organization has been working on long-term strategic planning. That process included reviewing what has worked, what programs could be dropped and which ones could be expanded.

He said there was room to expand economic development assistance for member agencies, including helping small businesses. He said COG could bolster its grant writi...

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