Joshua Mongé, Eugene Chamber’s Director of Economic Development, successfully facilitated the sale of OmniShuttle operating at the Eugene Airport. This helped the airport maintain door-to-door shuttle service with no lapse in service and reinstated hundreds of cancelled shuttle reservations. It also prevented a breach of contract, preventing an approximated $100,000 legal dispute and provided a new business opportunity to an established Oregon company.
The Eugene Chamber led initial efforts and helped recruit Wayfair to Lane County. We are thrilled to see them immerse themselves in the community and culture of our area. Once they reach full capacity, their service center will employ 600 local residents.
We continue to work with Downtown Eugene, Inc. and others to preserve the Multi-unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) program to encourage more housing in downtown as part of our ongoing commitment to revitalization of the City’s core.
In helping some of our businesses in midtown find parking for their employees, we facilitated a plan with the City of Eugene to implement permitted street parking in select areas. From these efforts, the City of Eugene is now creating more permitted zones throughout the region which contributes to keeping businesses here, saving jobs, and also bringing in additional revenue to the local economy.