Not True, Times Ten (Inflated CRC Job Claims)

Willamette Week:

Gov. Kitzhaber and backers of a new I-5 bridge claim it will create 20,000 jobs. Their own numbers show how wildly wrong they are.... it’s not true—not even close....

Brian Gard, who heads up the Columbia River Crossing Coalition, wrote in a March 15 Oregonian op-ed that the 20,000 jobs figure comes from “highly conservative estimates.”

It’s not the first time that leaders from Oregon and Washington have made shaky claims to justify the project.

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