Lane County officials say a new call center will open in Veneta, bringing an estimated 180 jobs to the area.
Officials announced on Wednesday construction on the new facility in the town west of Eugene, Ore., will start this month, with the center run by First Call Resolution beginning operations about three months after that.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports First Call had been negotiating for a Cottage Grove site for more than a year, which included lining up $150,000 from the city to extend fiber optic cable to a strip mall area where First Call wanted to locate and $50,000 from Lane County.
But negotiations with Cottage Grove fell through.
County officials then offered Veneta as another choice because the site had the proper infrastructure.