Governor Visits Southern Oregon

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MEDFORD, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is hoping to increase economic development and job creation in Southern Oregon.

Kitzhaber was in Medford this afternoon and met with development leaders in the area and toured the development hub downtown. Recent studies show there are more new jobs in the state, but Kitzhaber says some regions like Southern Oregon.

The governor met with several groups and businesses today to get a better idea of what people are doing to improve the economic growth in the area.

Kitzhaber also heard from a few of new business owners about how they got started, where they are headed, and how they partner with other local organizations.

The governor plans to take the information that he got today to look for new ways to step up economic growth and job creation throughout Southern Oregon.