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November 24, 2017
PENDLETON, Ore. — Two of the biggest names in retail are investing serious money in Umatilla and Morrow counties as they wage a multi-billion dollar battle for the hearts and wallets of consumers across the globe.
Walmart, which has stores in Pendleton and Hermiston as well as a massive distribution center just south of Hermiston, delivers an annual payroll of $63 million in Umatilla County. Amazon, meanwhile, has grown into the world's largest online retailer, and has spent more than $2 billion building new data centers in Morrow County alone.
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