Career Technical Education

Preparing youth to find local jobs while attracting new industry and jobs to Malheur County

Expanding Our Industrial Land

Promoting natural resource based industries to expand the work force and future opportunities

Utilizing Our Natural Resources

Working to expand the work force and future opportunities, for our citizens to earn a livable family wage.

Local Business Retention

Encouraging and expanding local businesses.

Agriculture & Trade

Advancing agriculture within Malheur County through improvements to infrastructure and improved government policies.

Our Aim

Economic growth in Malheur County will be achieved through quality education, better use of available resources, and coordination of the efforts of business, schools and government.

Organizational Goals

  • Substantially reduce poverty
  • Improve the lives and futures of young people
  • Build and maintain a vibrant Eastern Oregon


  • Deliver Career Technical Education Programs for our youth
  • Expansion of industrial land
  • Better utilize our natural resources
  • Retain local businesses
  • Expand our ag traded sector

What are State Leaders Saying About P2P?

The committee’s development and focus in helping those in poverty achieve an improved future could not have been better timed.
Cliff Bentz

State Representative, District 60

True to your place in Oregon history, you are pioneering a new approach to education in the 21st Century.
Dr. Nancy Golden

Chief Education Officer, State of Oregon

The Oregon Business Plan aims to reduce poverty. Your initiatives serve as an example for communities across the state.
Duncan Wyse

President - Oregon Business Council

Why the Need?

Malheur County Facts at a Glance

County SNAP Program Participation


County Poverty Indicators

  • Children in Poverty 33.7% 33.7%
  • Malheur Poverty Rate 25% 25%
  • Statewide Poverty Rate 16% 16%

Four Year Graduation Rates

  • Ontario 58% 58%
  • Nyssa 82% 82%
  • Vale 86% 86%

Free/Reduced Lunch Student Eligibility


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