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Oregon looks to snag California fish processors

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2013

Pacific Shrimp on Yaquina Bay provides jobs and a year round economic boost to Newport. An Oregon economic delegation hopes a campaign to lure California fish processors to Oregon will put more plants on the state’s bay fronts. (File photo)

State and local economic development officials in Oregon continue to look south in hopes of attracting food processing companies that may consider leaving California or expanding operations elsewhere. For the second straight year, representatives of local communities will join specialists from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Business Oregon as they participate in a large natural foods show in California this weekend. 

“It’s a large lake with a lot of fish and we hope to land a couple to bring back to Oregon,” says ODA Business Development Manager Jerry Gardner, who will be among those attending the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. “Many parts of Oregon depend on agriculture in various ways. Adding more food processing capacity in these rural communities would be a great thing for our overall economic development.”

For the complete article see the 03-13-2013 issue.

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