OEDA News and Events

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Oregon Friday, February 9th, 2018 RAIN Eugene 942 Olive Street Eugene, OREGON 97401 Entrepreneurship and innovation are growing components of successful economies. As an Oregon Economic Developme...

Regards to Rural: Bridges Between Rural & Urban Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2018 Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR About the Conference Presented by Rural Development Initiatives, the 2018 Regards to Rural conference, Bridges Betw...

Business Oregon Strategic Plan

The Plan Maps Out Priorities, Strategies, and Actions for the State's Economic Development Agency   The new strategic plan identifies most pressing economic development challenges facing the state of Oregon, from both quantitative analysis a...

Oregon company at Thai show

Grants Available for Small Businesses to Export Goods Business Oregon’s global team is busy reviewing more than 70 applications for grants that support export promotion. Those grants have been submitted through the new online system, available fro...

OEDA is pleased to announce the creation of an Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program - a formal professional development program aimed at ensuring Oregon’s economic development professionals receive the most current and relevant training in t...

At the June 7, 2017 OEDA Board meeting, the OEDA Board voted in favor of finalizing the merger between the two organizations. AORA voted on this matter in the fall of 2016. The merger will be finalized in July 2017 and we are now invoicing for FY 201...

Registration is open for the Oregon Main Street Conference and Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Awards Celebration, October 4-6, in Oregon City. Get ready to be inspired! Make new connections and get new tools to keep your downtown vibrant and c...

Caroline Cummings has served as the Venture Catalyst for the Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) since August 2015. In this role, Cummings provides outreach and support to rural communities within RAIN’s four-county network ...

  President’s Message On behalf of the OEDA Board of Directors, I welcome you to Lake Oswego and our 2017 Annual Conference. We appreciate your investment and attendance and are confident you will go home with many new ideas, expanded energy...

OEDA Rural Economy

Oregon’s population stands at over four million but includes only 663,330 people living in rural places. Unfortunately, almost a decade after the last recession, many rural residents are still recovering. As of July 2017, the unemployment rate...