Port of Morrow reports growth in 2014


The east Oregon port grew after the completion of two facilities in the area.

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The east Oregon port grew after the completion of two facilities in the area.

Despite an economic recession that spiked Oregon’s unemployment to near-record highs, the port actually saw 88 percent growth between 2008-2013. By mid-2013, port-related businesses boasted nearly 4,000 direct jobs and $1.6 billion in annual output.

Those figures were bolstered further in 2014, as Lamb Weston cut the ribbon on a $200 million expansion of its frozen potato plant and Tillamook Cheese finished a $90 million expansion of its cheese-making facility to process whey and lactose powder.

Read more at the East Oregonian.




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