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The latest recipient of a five year tax break is Deschutes Brewery.  The city council just gave their approval to the deal last week.

 

Bend's business advocate Carolyn Eagan say these tax abatements really help local employment.

 

"Enterprise zones really are an effective tool to use in Oregon and have a strong link to employment.  It's one of the strongest links to creating jobs and we don't enter into an agreement with these businesses lightly."

 

Deschutes Brewery qualified for the tax break because it's beginning a 46 million dollar expansion that will be adding 15 new jobs that will pay at least $55-thousand dollars.

 

Typically these enterprise zones offer three year abatements on local taxes, but  they can get an additional two years if the employers meet certain salary standards for new jobs created.

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.