An Economic Boost for Coos Bay
For more than 100 years, generations of Oregon families have relied on Coos Bay’s maritime and rail commerce to make their living. Lottery dollars are helping renew the rail system in southern Oregon, creating jobs and sparking life back into this once-neglected resource.
So Oregonians in this area did what they do best: come together. The local community approached the Port of Coos Bay about buying and operating the rail line. The port agreed and with help from an Oregon Lottery funded grant, a series of nine tunnels along the tracks were repaired. The tunnels are vital to keeping the tracks open so the line could run trains once again.
A Vital Link Restored
Restoration of the tunnels are complete and trains from the Coos Bay Rail Line once again serve Coos, Douglas and Lane counties, boosting the economic success of the area. This vibrant and renewed rail supports 10 shippers and 1000 family wage jobs. But the ripple effect includes jobs for local vendors, contractors and companies from Oregon.
As Oregon’s economy grows, ebbs and changes – southwest Oregon’s regional prosperity continues to depend on the port and rail line. Lottery dollars are helping keep these jobs in rural Oregon and creating new opportunities in the national and international marketplace.
Thanks to Connect Oregon and Oregon Lottery providing the funds, we have been able match the federal government’s grants. We’ve been able to conduct these major projects that otherwise would never have happened.— John Burns, CEO, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Education gets a Boost in the St Paul School District
In 2019 over $83,000 in Lottery funds helped the St. Paul School District with needed school projects, infrastructure and supplies.
Increased Services for Deschutes County Veterans
In 2019 the Deschutes County Veterans Services Office received over $164,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Brookings Veterans Services Increased with Additional Oregon Lottery Revenue
The Curry County Veterans Services Office received over $88,000 in Lottery funding to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Prineville Veterans Receiving More Services Thanks to Oregon Lottery Funding
In 2019 the Crook County Veterans Services Office received over $86,000 in Lottery backing to increase office hours and advertising to get more veterans to use their services. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
Shuttle for Veterans Funded with Oregon Lottery Dollars
The Coos County Area Transit Service is making the rubber meet the road when it comes to veterans services. In 2019, the transit district put nearly $131,000 of Oregon Lottery proceeds into bus service to the Rosburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Now those veterans who don’t have transportation, can take a shuttle.
Southwestern Oregon Community College Taps Oregon Lottery Funds to Help Veterans
In 2019, Southwestern Community College put over $54,000 of Oregon Lottery funds to work, tapping the funds for programs at the Veterans Resource Center on campus. One in fourteen Oregonians is a veteran and we care about each other, especially those who protect us at home and aboard. Voters directed 1.5% of all Oregon Lottery funds to help veterans with essential services in 2016.
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