Working People Initiatives

Working People: Jobs & Economic Development

THE VISION: A strong and sustainable year-round economy provides living wage jobs throughout the Siuslaw region. Repurposed abandoned spaces and mill sites offer locations for diverse businesses. Entrepreneurs open and expand businesses, accessing high speed fiber optics to expand their markets. Main Street in Florence is healthy and vibrant. Anchor businesses in Mapleton, Swisshome, Deadwood, and Dunes City support local economies and employment. Zoning allows innovation in workforce housing and business development. Internship and mentoring programs are available for students and job-seekers. Area festivals, local arts, and restaurants which feature Farm to Table products, continue to attract visitors to the area.

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