A report for the Oregon Employment Department shows that destination resorts in the state are showing signs of stability in employment after a period of uncertainty that began with the recession in 2008. Among other projects in the region, Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore., is constructing new lodging facilities, which are expected to be ready in the spring.
With new lodging construction happening at Tetherow Golf Club and coming to Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon’s destination resorts show signs of stability in employment after a period of uncertainty that began with the recession in 2008, the Portland-based Oregon Live reported.
Damon Runberg recently published a report about the current state of Oregon’s destination resorts for the Oregon Employment Department, Live reported. Click here to view the report.
Destination resorts are codified in Oregon law. They must be in a natural setting, provide overnight accommodations, invest in recreation facilities and offer real estate opportunities, Live reported.
Resorts that fit the definition are Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach; Sunriver (Ore.) Resort; Black Butte Ranch; Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend; Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond; Running Y Ranch in Klamath Falls; Pronghorn in Bend; Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte; and Tetherow, which expects to have its lodging ready this spring, Live reported.
Employment last June at the resorts was 2,233 jobs, which is still 10 percent less than June 2008. Nevertheless, the resorts are significant economic hubs for the areas where they are located, according to the report.