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"Apple" will build a data center in Prineville. Officials met Tuesday night and approved the agreement. Crook County Commissioner Seth Crawford applauds the economic development. “Facebook has been amazing. They continue to bring data centers to our town and it's nothing but a positive.” Crawford says, with unemployment hovering around 14% in Crook County, these additional jobs are greatly appreciated. Apple plans to invest about $250 million in the Prineville facility and create at least 35 jobs.
 
And They’ll Get A Tax Break
 
Crook County Commissioners approve a tax break for Apple; and hope more will be moving into its Enterprise Zone. Commissioner Ken Fahlgren says Apple will have to meet certain criteria to get the 15 year tax break.  “By giving them the concession, they have to spend $8 to $9 million and employ 35 people to receive the tax incentives up to 15 years.  Apple has submitted plans to build a 10,000 square foot facility. Excavation on the property is already underway. Apple joins Facebook as another data center in the Prineville area.
 
 
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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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