See story in Corvallis Gazette-Times for more detail http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/benton-jobless-rate-unchanged-in-june/article_59de0406-1112-11e4-9d27-0019bb2963f4.html Benton County still has the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Nationally, the unemployment rate is 6.1%, while Oregon as a whole is still around 6.8%.
Separately, backers of the Hyatt Place Hotel and Parking Garage development planned for Downtown Corvallis are considering moving forward again on their project after the City Council voted 7-1 to support a new plan with eight conditions that essentially eliminate any risks on the City's part.
Developers Dan Whitaker, Alan Wells and their partners (The developers are pictured above at a previous hearing).are considering their options related to City Council gesture. It's unclear what direction they may decide to go.
The Hyatt Place Hotel, to be located on an empty lot on Southwest First Street, between Adams and Washington avenues, would feature a seven story structure, with 123-129 hotel rooms on the top three floors and roughly 159 parking stalls on the lower floors.