Wasco County Health Ranking Snapshot

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds an annual health ranking program that looks at a variety of data sets at the County level to arrive at rankings for health. The 2019 rankings have been released and are available here: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/oregon/2019/county/snapshots/065/print For 2019, Wasco County was ranked 17th in the state  with lighter colors signalling better … Continue reading Wasco County Health Ranking Snapshot

Eastern Oregon Jobs in Demand

In preparing for the next 20 years of land use in Wasco County, understanding economic trends and employment forecasts can help appropriate needed land uses like residential and commercial. The Oregon Employment Department recently published data showing the occupations most in demand in Eastern Oregon.  You can view the full data sheet here: https://www.qualityinfo.org/documents/10182/34798/Eastern+Oregon+Occupations+in+Demand?version=1.8 Many … Continue reading Eastern Oregon Jobs in Demand

The Dalles Enterprise Zone Expanded into Wasco County

The Dalles/Wasco County Enterprise Zone was re-designated as the Wasco County Joint Enterprise Zone on July 1, 2018. Sponsors of this zone include: Cities of The Dalles, Dufur, Maupin, Mosier, and Wasco County, and the Port of The Dalles. Wasco County Planning staff worked with partners for over six months to identify appropriate places for industrial … Continue reading The Dalles Enterprise Zone Expanded into Wasco County