Urban renewal is an important tool for economic development in Oregon. Through tax increment financing, urban renewal agencies can provide grants and other incentives to build infrastructure in support of community economic development activities. In 2017 the Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies (AORA) merged with OEDA to better serve members and our overlapping missions.
OEDA now has an Urban Renewal Committee to promote urban renewal best practices, provide professional development and engage in advocacy for the ongoing viability of this important tool.
Additional information on urban renewal in Oregon can be found at: http://www.oregonurbanrenewal.org/