OEDA News and Events

via City of Corvallis: Voters in Corvallis overwhelmingly approved the City’s first urban renewal district during a special election on March 12, giving a boost to grassroots efforts to create affordable housing, transportation improvements, and...

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The Oregon Economic Development Association has published its 2019 Legislative Priorities (link below) and is working actively with Government Affairs Committee members and counsel to closely track bills and advocate for public policy that supports ...

via Travel Oregon: Travel Oregon is now accepting applications for Oregon Wine Country Plates Matching Grants funding. The program awards grants to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of communiti...

The Clackamas County Business and Economic Development team has begun its innovative drone program to highlight available employment lands in the County. As more interest develops around available parcels of land in the area, capturing aerial photogr...

The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center – Research & Development (OMIC R&D) is a unique collaborative consisting of members from the metals manufacturing industry, academia and government.  The collaborative provides applied research so...

In 2018, the Oregon Legislature provided funding to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) for economic development planning assistance to economically-distressed Eastern Oregon counties.  Thirty-one cities within seven ea...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lacey Dykgraaf Office: 503.434.7450 November 13, 2018   (MCMINNVILLE, OR) -Based on the successful McMinnville WORKS Internship Program, the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) created Or...

Growing Small Businesses Globally In 2018, Greater Portland Inc (GPI) created a first-of-its-kind business development program offering export-focused training and travel scholarships to entrepreneurs interested in expanding their businesses throu...

In February 2018, GPI and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) began a collaboration to introduce a new program to the region – the Greater Portland Tech Challenge. The inaugural Greater Portland Tech Challenge paired public and private secto...