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Regional jobs still lagging

By Pat Caldwell

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Two elected city officials agreed the local area faces challenges regarding economic development but conceded the best way government can help in the effort to spark expansion is to stay out of the way.

Baker City Mayor Richard Langrell and City Councilor Kim Mosier both said local government entities should be supportive of business development but should also be careful not to create needless roadblocks on the road to expansion.

Langrell said he remains uneasy regarding how much — and for how long — city government should be involved with economic development.

“I’ve always had mixed feelings about the city of Baker being in the economic development department. I kind of look at the city, the city’s job is to provide safe drinking water, sewer service, roads to drive on, police and fire. The city should be supportive of everyone who wants to start something in town,” Langrell said.

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