Medford Still In Recession's Grip

Aug 7, 2014

Medford is building, as the Lithia Motors HQ demonstrates. But economic growth still lags.
Credit Ian Poellet/Wikimedia

Oregon seems to take longer to emerge from recessions than the rest of the country. 

And Medford seems to take longer than other Oregon metro areas. 

While the Medford area showed strong growth until the recession, a recent report shows it still struggling to get back to that success. 

University of Oregon economist and report author Tim Duy joins us with analysis.  

And based on the figures, it appears the Medford area's reliance on newcomers to the area buying houses cost it dearly during the recession, and even now.