Kitzhaber appoints economic development officials

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Gov. John Kitzhaber has selected two officials to work on bringing more employers and jobs to Oregon.

The governor’s office announced Tuesday that Kitzhaber has appointed Sean Robbins to lead the Oregon Business Development Department, the state’s economic development agency, known as Business Oregon. Robbins is the president and chief executive of Greater Portland Inc., which works on economic development in the state’s largest metro area. He replaces Tim McCabe, who is retiring after six years at the helm.

Robbins must still be confirmed by the Senate.

Kitzhaber also announced that he’s hired Vince Porter to be his policy adviser for jobs and the economy. Porter is the director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television and was previously the vice president of production at Showtime Networks.

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