About OEDA

Who We Are

OEDA is a statewide non-profit organization working to support economic development professionals who are on Oregon’s front line in diversifying and expanding Oregon’s economy.


OEDA is recognized as the primary champion for the creation of a balanced, prosperous, and robust economy.


OEDA advocates, collaborates, and educates to foster the success of its members and their communities.

The four core values of OEDA


    Advocate for economic development strategies that support our members’ organizations including public policy efforts.


    Develop the capacity of Oregon’s economic development professionals through effective training and development programs. OEDA will be rolling out the new Oregon Economic Development Certification program in the Fall of 2017.


    Develop communication tools and strategies to effectively market OEDA and its members as well as support collaboration on statewide initiatives.


    Retain and grow OEDA’s membership to collaborate, share best practices and continue to elevate the economic development profession.