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Many destinations in Oregon draw tourists, a major economic boost for the state.

Local businesses and communities have earned an extra boost last year from Oregon’s tourism economy.

This week, Travel Oregon announced that Oregon’s travel economy reached new heights in most categories throughout 2022.

Jules Rogers is editor of the Business Tribune.


“Local media outlets and local journalists are the backbone of national and international news, just as local businesses are the backbone of Oregon’s economy. While there are large media conglomerates in the country, the people of Oregon know how supporting local businesses can create a more thriving community. A July 2020 Pew Research study found that most Americans believe local media are the most credible sources of information. Studies show that when communities have access to local information, the population is more involved in the civic process, facilitating the democratic process: the voice of the population, well informed of the news, is heard and shared.” Local news builds public confidence in the media — and in personal media literacy skills.”

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