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Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

Photo by Mark H. Anbinder

Photo by Mark H. Anbinder

Creative Commons

The eastern Oregon city of Ontario has long struggled with high unemployment and low wages. The city has also long been known for its onion production. Ohio-based food manufacturer Fry Foods recently bought an empty food processing plant just outside Ontario that will provide much-needed jobs to the area. The company makes onion rings among other foods.

Kit Kamo, executive director of the Snake River Economic Development Alliance (SREDA), helped broker the deal to bring Fry Foods to Ontario. She will join us to discuss the financial implications of the deal and Ontario’s economic future.

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