OEDA News and Events

The City of John Day created a unique housing incentive program to address seemingly intractable challenges facing its housing market. Using Oregon’s Urban Renewal legislation in Oregon Revised Statute 457, the City created two of the most aggressi...

Clackamas County is taking a different approach to economic development. With help from the Athena Group out of Seattle, WA, the County has identified three areas to focus specific efforts for economic and community development. The Prosperity Zone I...

The Pendleton Development Commission partnered with other city departments, the Pendleton Downtown Association, and owners of downtown Pendleton historic buildings to produce a design charrette.  Over two years beginning in 2016, the PDC had identif...

Photo Credit: Joshua Purvis, IG: @j.kendallphotography Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), recipients of the 2016 OEDA Outstanding Collaborative Partnership Award, joined forces  with the City of Florence, Lane County and t...

Facebook opened its first Prineville data center in April 2011 and has rapidly expanded in rural communities beyond. With stiff competition, Prineville needed to enhance its business environment to encourage Facebook’s continued expansion at their ...

The highly competitive selection of Madras as home for Daimler Trucks North America in 2017 hinged on the swift expansion of the Jefferson County Enterprise Zone. Expanding the E-Zone required the unanimous support and action of four local sponsors--...

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For 17 years, Redmond Economic Development, Inc. staff worked to create and sustain a strong connection and friendship with the founder and CEO of Tigard-based Huntair who was considering a Central Oregon relocation.   Later this entrepreneur found...

Career Tech Center

In April 2016, the City of Salem launched a small business retention program to address the needs of smaller traded sector businesses (less than 25 employees), as well as broader business needs within the Urban Renewal Area (URA). This work informed ...

FCR Ribbon Cutting

The City of Independence wanted to use its fiber to the home system to help attract business. The City secured an Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) Zone designation through the State and used it to recruit a contact center to an old shopping center pr...