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A recent economic report found that resorts like Tetherow, Pronghorn and Sunriver have stabilized following the painful recession.

 

Josh Lerner with the Oregon Office for Economic Analysis says it's been true across Oregon.

 

"Leisure and hospitality is at an all time high and tha'ts both true across the state and in Bend.  And that has more to do with accommodations, hotels and restaurants and bars.  And that's where that job growth has been."

 

Unfortunately, tourism usually doesn't pay great wages, though destination resorts pay better than other places.

 

But the economic effects of this industry is in the neighborhood of 50 million in payroll.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.