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Press Release: January 26, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber meets with Business and Community leaders in Pendleton

(Pendleton) - Governor Kitzhaber was in Pendleton today, where he met with local community leaders to discuss efforts to rebuild and renew Oregon business and ensure that economic recovery reaches every part of the state.

“This is the first stop on our Rebuild Oregon Tour, we are really focusing on job creation. I am committed to making sure that our economic recovery that we are trying to engineer touches every part of Oregon, urban and rural and that rural incomes grow just as fast as urban incomes and I recognize that 25 jobs in Umatilla County has the same impact in your community as 500 jobs in Portland,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “So we are out here today to launch that. I am listening to local leaders, and we are going to try to figure out what we can do to help with job creation and economic recovery here in Eastern Oregon.”

Audio available here: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/media_room/audio/a2011/kitz_umatilla.mp3

Media Contact:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324
Ian Greenfield, 503-551-1495

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