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Fri Sep 7, 2018, 03:01 AM

Shipbuilder choosing between Portland and Seattle for $1 billion Army project

Shipbuilding giant Vigor Industrial is choosing between Portland and Seattle for a significant expansion that could create up to 300 jobs building landing craft under a $1 billion contract with the U.S. Army.

Portland-based Vigor will build a prototype of its new Army landing craft in Seattle. But it is still weighing its options for where the company will put its full production line.

Vigor told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Wednesday it plans to decide within the next 60 days and start production within three years. The winning city is expected to get 200 to 300 good-paying jobs that are slated to last a decade.

"Both locations have good workforce-related incentives. The differentiating factor for us will likely be the economic incentives each city and state has to offer," Vigor said in a written statement.

Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2018/09/shipbuilder_choosing_between_p_1.html

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