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Salem, OR—Governor Brown today visited with business owners and local officials in Hood River and Boardman.

In Hood River, Governor Brown spoke with area small business owners who are affected by the Eagle Creek fire. Oregon Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Hood River Mayor Paul Blackburn was also in attendance.

The businesses included Cascade Locks company The Renewal System, which has been evacuated, Double Mountain Brewing, and Celilo, a downtown Hood River farm-to-table restaurant.

The challenges the businesses face include limited ability to transport and source products, and significantly reduced economic activity.

"My team and I are committed to seeking every resource needed to ensure our local businesses can bounce back from this historically severe wildfire season," Governor Brown said. "Hearing directly from local officials and business owners helps the state align solutions with the needs on the ground."

Governor Brown also visited Boardman today. She toured Lamb Weston, a potato processing company, and the Blue Mountain Community College Workforce Training Center and Early Learning Center.

"I was truly impressed by the collaboration I witnessed to really fulfill my priority for a seamless system of education and a thriving economy in all corners of the state," Governor Brown said.

Photos of the trip are available here .


Chris Pair
Bryan Hockaday
Economy & Jobs
Natural Disasters