Business & Development

Ziply Fiber Internet makes way to Springfield neighborhoods 

SPRINGFIELD – At least 8,500 households in Springfield now can connect to a new fiber Internet company — one that boasts “the fastest home Internet in the country.” Ziply Fiber on April 24 was celebrated by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Fiber is most notably[Read More…]

Government, Business briefs – Week of April 25

Creswell to receive $1 million for wastewater treatment facility CRESWELL – Gov. Tina Kotek signed SB 1530 on April 17 which allocated money from the general fund to various cities and programs throughout the state. One line item was to allocate $1 million “to the City of Creswell for wastewater[Read More…]

Springfield moves along tax program for housing

SPRINGFIELD – Earlier this week, the City moved along with its plan to implement a property tax exemption for multiple-unit housing to incentivize development of more diverse housing and address Springfield’s lack of housing choice.  Council has been considering developing the Housing Diversity Tax Exemption (HDTE) since 2017, according to[Read More…]

BUSINESS BRIEFS – Week of April 18

Lane County storm drain cleaning program accepting business signups through May ■ After launching last fall, Lane County’s Storm Water Management Program is back and accepting business applicants. The voluntary program allows businesses in Lane County to help maintain storm drains for a reduced flat fee of $65 per drain.[Read More…]

Springfield City Council updates: SEDA to buy bank building; also, Vino & Vango to get the boot

SPRINGFIELD –  The City’s economic development agency this week gained a new property and also lost a longtime tenant.  The Springfield Economic Development Agency this week approved steps forward to purchase the now-vacant U.S. Bank at 437 Main St. The city manager will negotiate and enter into an option agreement[Read More…]

State’s first standalone inpatient rehab unit to break ground in Springfield

Hospital will also house region’s first brain injury unit SPRINGFIELD – The State’s first inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be coming to Springfield in 2026. This is not the first time hospitals have had rehabilitation units, but this will be the first standalone hospital in Oregon solely dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation.[Read More…]

Sustainable landscaper’s business is blooming 

Morganic Roots owner, a former point guard, finds true outside game COTTAGE GROVE — A couple of decades ago, the Morgan family was known as a basketball family. After graduating from South Eugene High School in 2005, point guard Arnold E. Morgan Jr. – better known as J.R. Morgan – moved[Read More…]

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