We're creating equitable economic development and family-wage rural and urban jobs from sustainable wood products that are grown and manufactured in Oregon.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Oregon Mass Timber Coalition a $41.4 million Build Back Better grant to advance Oregon’s sustainable mass timber sector. This investment will drive jobs, sustainable forestry, and mass timber housing.
The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.
Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.
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A project to expand mass timber production and industry jobs proposed by the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — which includes the University of Oregon and Oregon State University — has been selected as a finalist for new federal funding.
Last night, the Oregon Legislature, in Special Session, approved a $5 million appropriation for the Port of Portland and Hacienda Community Development Corporation to build prototypes of modular housing units, made from mass timber, that can be deployed to various sites throughout Oregon.
The money would fund the design and building of modular homes made from mass timber products, a factory and workforce training center.
The crown jewel of the Portland International Airport's massive $2 billion expansion is the upcoming mass timber roof for the main terminal.
Should I stay? A year after the Almeda fire, hundreds who are still in trailers, hotels and other temporary homes continue to grapple with that question.