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Historical Possibilities - Urban Renewal and the Future of McMinnville

Dec 15, 2016

Historical photo of Third Street provided by the McMinnville Downtown Association When William T. Newby founded McMinnville, Oregon in 1855 it is unlikely that he could have predicted the thriving ...

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MEDP Spark - Cutting Through Tradition: A New American Knife Company

Dec 8, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 12 -- December 2016 “A kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen.”- Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Ferrum Technology Corp's general manager and brainchild, Marc Wade, ...

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On-the-Job Training Program Temporarily Opens for Existing Employees

Dec 1, 2016

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) -  The regional On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program is expanding to include existing employees until the end of 2016. The program reimburses qualifying companies and organizations ...

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Encountering the Future of Manufacturing: The Products and Aspiring Creators

Nov 17, 2016

A photo from the floor of FABTECH from FABTECH’s Facebook page. This week our fearless leader and MEDP’s Executive Director, Jody Christensen, has taken on FABTECH along with other members ...

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MEDP Spark - Host an Intern, Grow McMinnville

Nov 10, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 11 -- November 2016 In their cozy downtown McMinnville office, Kitri McGuire and Jeff Knapp gushed over their summer intern from the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program. ...

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MEDP Launches 2017 Host Site Application for McMinnville WORKS

Nov 3, 2016

(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) has launched the Host Site Application for the 2017 McMinnville WORKS program. Applications are accepted online and will ...

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McMinnville | MADE Day - A Manufacturing Celebration Recap

Oct 27, 2016

On October 7, 2016, in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day and 10 years of service, the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) hosted McMinnville | MADE day in order to highlight ...

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MEDP Spark – Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Oct 12, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 10 -- October 2016 Manufacturing Project Engineer, Dan Dunham, holds crumb rubber at the Ultimate RB facility. Manufacturing is a huge part of McMinnville’s ...

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MEDP Honors Three Local Firms

Oct 11, 2016

(Courtesy of David Bates at the News Register, 10/11/16)    Marcus Larson / News Register -- Larry Smith piles up completed megalock rubber tiles used for school gyms Three local businesses ...

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McMinnville | MADE Event and Expo

Sep 30, 2016

Home-MADE from a whole new perspective (Courtesy of David Bates at the News Register, 9/30/16)  Some of McMinnville’s major manufacturers will participate in an expo next Friday designed to ...

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MEDP Spark – Touring MEDP's Ten Year Timeline

Sep 13, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 9 -- September 2016 Over the last 10 years, the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) has experienced the ebb and flow of its local economy. On paper it looks ...

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MEDP Spark – The People behind the Product

Aug 8, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 8 -- August 2016 Envision a kitchen, a garage -- these spaces become ingrained in our minds as a common place to accomplish routine tasks. But sometimes, these spaces ...

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MEDP Spark – McMinnville WORKS: Making McMinnville a Home

Jul 13, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 7 -- July 2016 On June 13, 2016, 20 interns hired through the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program to 14 different host companies began their first official day. The interns ...

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MEDP Spark - We Make Cool Things Here

Jun 7, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 6 -- June 2016 Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, from the air, makes rebar and is one of McMinnville's longest running manufacturers - here since 1969. You may not know this, but ...

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MEDP Spark - The Force is Strong With This One

May 12, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 5 -- May 2016   Shon Holyfield, TTR CEO, is creating new hope for tax accountants. When he walks around the office, Shon Holyfield shares inside jokes with every person ...

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McMinnville WORKS High School Job Fair

Apr 15, 2016

MEDP is joining forces with the McMinnville High School College and Career Center to produce their first Job Fair on April 28, 2016. As a part of MEDP's workforce development initiative we ...

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MEDP Spark - Shedding Light on McMinnville's Economic Landscape

Apr 11, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 4 -- April 2016 McMinnville's economy has seen its share of ups and downs over the years: a microcosm of the larger U.S. economic picture. Not long after Kem Carr moved to ...

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MEDP Spark - Just in Time: Understanding Generational Differences for Employee Retention

Mar 4, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 3 -- March 2016 Meet Gary Connor, a sensei, a guide, a person of action. At MEDP, we are often networked with extraordinary people who are leading new innovations, breakthrough ...

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MEDP Spark - McMinnville's Ironman: The Man Behind the Metal

Feb 11, 2016

MEDP Spark, Volume 1, Issue 2 -- February 2016 "I often see the latest creations in posts on Facebook," says MEDP Executive Director Jody Christensen. "The projects the craftsmen at Solid Form Fabrication ...

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MEDP Spark - Behind the Scenes of Evergreen Aviation

Jan 14, 2016

Guest blogger Devon recently sat down with Jody Christensen, Executive Director, to discuss one of McMinnville’s most dramatic events in recent history – the closure of Evergreen Aviation.

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