Reinventing Estacada, Oregon: from timber to manufacturing

When Oregon’s timber-dependent economy tanked in the early 1980s, few towns felt the blow more than Estacada,_Oregon .

Log trucks that once rolled through town at the rate of one a minute all but disappeared, and half of downtown’s storefronts went empty.

Now, as the economy takes another plunge, this town of 2,900 seems better positioned to weather the decline, in part because of a series of public-private partnerships on land set aside for light industry.

by Dana Tims, The Oregonian

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