Ashland Encouraging Online Business

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ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is hoping to draw in more online businesses over the next two years.

In a draft of goals for 2013, the City of Ashland has a goal of growing online businesses by 50 percent over the next two years. Online businesses already established in Ashland say it is a great business community and more companies would help the community as a whole.

“We learn a lot from each other but if that community was expanded, I think that would be a really great opportunity to get an even stronger core,” said Nancy Morgan, owner of Yala Designs.

SOREDI officials say currently statistics show Southern Oregon has eleven times the national average of e-business. Formal adoption of the goals will take place next week during Tuesday’s city council meeting.