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Published in June 2015, the Oregon Public Libraries Needs Assessment was commissioned by the Oregon Community Foundation to examine the roles of public libraries in its communities. The report also identifies the challenges they face to... Read More
In a corner wing, preschoolers and their parents gather for story time, awash in pirate tales. It’s the same site where, earlier, children with autism or Down syndrome giggled and clapped as they crawled through a plushy fabric tunnel... Read More
When Facebook announced last year that it was building its third data center in Prineville, adding hundreds of more jobs to the 147 it already created, the region’s vigorous efforts to attract outside business were rewarded. The incentive... Read More
Over the past five years, nearly a dozen Economic Vitality Summits have been delivered around the state by Rural Development Initiatives, in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation. Summits were held in communities such as Sisters,... Read More
By Mallory Rahe, Extension Community Economist, Western Oregon, OSUOur knowledge about what drives economic change continues to evolve, but knowing where we’ve been is essential to figuring out where we are going. Economic development... Read More
When Sally Bartlett was younger, her two biggest ambitions were to bake bread and write poetry. “I was never looking for a career,” she says today.Nevertheless, she got one. Today, the Prairie City resident serves as economic... Read More