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SEDCOR Board of Directors announces new president


Strategic Economic Development Corporation announced the hiring of Erik Andersson as its new president. He replaces Chad Freeman, who now works for Henningsen Cold Storage.

SEDCOR Board Chairman Mark Hoyt said Andersson’s familiarity with Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties along with his connections in the economic development community make him an ideal fit to be the next president of SEDCOR.

“His hardworking, open and visionary leadership style made him stand out as an easy choice for SEDCOR’s next leader,” Hoyt said.  

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Strategic Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization of business and community leaders committed to the economic vitality of Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. 

SEDCOR’s mission is to leverage the strength of its public and private partnerships to successfully retain, grow and attract high value jobs and capital investment, while providing members services to support the region’s businesses success. 

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