Writings and observations

Depressed no more?

Oakridge long has been one of those remote, rural communities commonly described as stagnant at best, or maybe depressed and headed down. But not so fast. A lead from the Eugene Register Guard: “Hundreds of new jobs at the city’s industrial park? An outlet mall along Highway 58 in the middle of town?”

Oakridge, something like an hour southeast of Eugene and genuinely remote from population centers, would seem an unlikely candidate. But maybe it has some lessons to teach.

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