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Press Release: April 11, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Promotes Job Creation in Southern Oregon

(SALEM, Ore.) – With a focus on creating thousands of jobs across Oregon, Governor Kitzhaber is in southern Oregon today where he launched his “Cool Schools’ initiative in Ashland. He also met with local business leaders to help link them with state agency services to leverage business opportunities and then headed to Central Point for a tour of the award-winning Rogue Creamery, an Oregon business success story that is on target to grow 20 percent this year.

“Studies show that for every $1 million we invest in energy efficiency upgrades, we create as many as 15 good, family-wage jobs,” explained Governor Kitzhaber. “That translates into a lot of workers on the job again, helping to support their families and revive Oregon’s economy through the Cool Schools initiative.”

Link to audio from Cool Schools kick-off: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/media_room/audio/a2011/coolschools_041111.mp3

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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