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  •  Huandai (0+ / 0-)

    was one of the worst examples.  They also brought in Korean workers and didn't hire locally.

    FedEx in Portland got millions in tax breaks to move from Swan Island to Gresham, got a cut-rate deal on Port of Portland lands, and didn't add a single job.

    Boise and Willamette Industries got big tax breaks (enterprise zones) for promising to lay off less workers than otherwise. Last week the Boise St Helens mill closed, extinguishing hundreds of jobs.

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