Kitzhaber gets down to business

Medford Mail-Tribune:

Democratic candidate for governor John Kitzhaber visited Medford Wednesday and heard frustrated business and community leaders say that state government doesn't encourage an entrepreneurial spirit that promotes job growth.

Jim Fong, director of the Rogue Valley Workforce Development Council, said Oregon invests in community colleges and training programs to provide a ready work force, but does little in the way of stimulating the businesses that would provide the jobs.

"Oregon is behind the curve compared to other regions and other states," Fong said. "How do you meet the real-time needs of business?"

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