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FedEx Eyes Oregon for Distribution Hub

PORTLAND, OR - FedEx Corporation reportedly is eyeing Oregon as the site for a Northwest distribution hub. 

The Oregonian newspaper is quoting local officials as saying the Memphis-based company is considering the former Alcoa-Reynolds Metals site north of the Troutdale airport to become one of nine regional distribution centers.

FedEx held a pre-application meeting with the city in late April and plans to submit its formal request in June or July.  According to FedEx pre-application documents, the company plans to employ 765 people in the initial phase of development.

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