About OEDA

Who We Are

Oregon Economic Development Association is Oregon’s economic development community. We represent stakeholders from 150+ cities, counties, regional EDOs, ports, utilities, DMOs, chambers, SBDCs, and partners in finance, entrepreneurship & workforce. We work on the front lines of Oregon’s economy- creating jobs, retaining and attracting businesses across key sectors, and building dynamic regional economies.

Economic Development is a Team Sport. OEDA connects our network through economic development training, conferencing, essential resources, and powerful advocacy in Salem as the only voice dedicated to advancing economic development policy in Oregon.  We invite your organization to Join OEDA and get plugged in to your economic development support network.


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


OEDA actively advances a balanced, prosperous, and robust Oregon.economy.

Organizational Priorities

Professional Development
Equity & Inclusion

Statement on Inclusive Economic Development

Oregon Economic Development Association acknowledges that slavery was used extensively to establish and develop the American economy.  Structural racism continues to uphold systemic barriers to equity and opportunity for Black and Indigenous Americans and all people of color.  Economic development has often left out marginalized communities in its work to increase prosperity, and in some cases this work has deepened inequities. The economic development community has a responsibility to align its efforts toward equity, and to mount actionable strategies that dismantle racist structures and extend economic opportunity.  OEDA is committed to this continuous work as an organization and supports our member community in the same.