PORTLAND Nike announced plans to expand operations in Washington County.

The expansion promises to create as many as 6,000 new jobs in the coming decades, officials said.

An area of Portland s South Waterfront had been in the running for the major project, according to the City of Portland.

The city, the Portland Development Commission and Multnomah County presented Nike and its representatives with a comprehensive and compelling proposal, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said. I m proud of the effort our team put together. And I m thrilled that the project, and the jobs, are staying in the metropolitan area.

The project will develop property Nike already owns, adjacent to its headquarters in Washington County.

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