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Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. It was named in the 1880s by a civil engineer working for the Oregon and California Railroad for his home town of Medford, Massachusetts. As of the 2005, the city had a total population of 70,860. It is the county seat of Jackson County, and home to the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport.

Medford's economy is centered largely around agriculture (pears, peaches, and vinticulture grapes) and timber products. The largest direct marketer of fruits and food gifts in the United States, Bear Creek Corporation, is based in Medford. It is the second largest employer in Oregon, with 3,500 year-around employees and about 10,000 seasonal. Bear Creek was founded in 1886 to market the harvest from the orchards of the Rogue Valley.

Medford and the surrounding area is home to an expanding wine industry that includes a large variety of Bordelaise and Burgundian varietals including merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, chardonnay, zinfandel, pinot noir, riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot blanc, early muscat, and gamay noir.


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