Douglas Education Service District awarded state grant to help students prepare for health care careers

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Thirteen Douglas County school districts will have the opportunity to benefit from a $432,000 career-readiness grant awarded by the state as part of an effort to match students with family-wage, high-demand jobs in the local health care industry. The Oregon Department of Education this week announced awards totaling $10.3 million in Career […]


State-supported work group created by Oregon Legislature to aid allied health college initiative kicks-off

November 18, 2017 The News-Review I wanted to reach out to the community this fall with a quick update regarding our work on the allied health college initiative work group that my colleagues and I successfully created in this year’s 2017 legislative session. It is no secret that our community and the greater Southern Oregon […]

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Exceptional Economic Development in Marketing and Promotions

On Monday, October 23, 2017, The Oregon Economic Development Association presented to Douglas County’s Umpqua Economic Development Partnership, for the second year in a row, the award for Best in Exceptional Economic Development Marketing and Promotions in the state. This year’s award is presented for ‘The Great Umpqua’ campaign and promoting ‘The Great Umpqua July […]