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The Oregon economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Oregon and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Oregon.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful as background to support your project plans.

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Scope Contacts Website and other resources
Oregon Economic & Community Development Department, Salem OR State 97301   www.econ.state.or.us
Oregon Prospector - listings of industrial, commercial and office buildings and sites; GIS planning tool with basic community data State   www.oregonprospector.com
Oregon Economic Development Association Regions   www.oregon4biz.com
Oregon Business Plan - lobbies for legislative changes, budget commitments, and various initiatives to promote business development in Oregon State   www.oregonbusinessplan.org
Oregon Clusters Network - an initiative of Oregon Business Plan State   www.oregonclusters.org
Oregon Business Council - executive group similar to the Business Roundtable State 97204   www.orbusinesscouncil.org
Oregon Business Association State   www.oba-online.org
City of Beaverton City 97005   www.beavertonoregon.gov
Canby Business Revitalization & Development City 97013   www.canby.com
Clackamas County Business & Economic Development County 97015   www.co.clackamas.or.us
City of Fairview City 97024   www.ci.fairview.or.us
Oregon Science & Technology Partnership - Portland east metro and Clackamas county cluster initiative Metro 97030   www.ostpartnership.org
City of Gresham Economic Development City 97030   www.ci.gresham.or.us
Columbia County - St. Helens County 97051   www.co.columbia.or.us
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District - counties of Hood River, Skamania, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat Region 97058 541-296-2266 www.mcedd.org
Port of The Dalles Port 97058   www.portofthedalles.com
City of Beaverton City 97076   www.ci.beaverton.or.us
Port of Astoria Port 97103   www.port-of-astoria.com
City of Forest Grove City 97116   www.ci.forest-grove.or.us
City of Hillsboro City 97123   www.ci.hillsboro.or.us
City of Newberg City 97132   www.ci.newberg.or.us
Economic Development Council of Tillamook County County 97141   www.edctc.com
Mt. Hood Economic Alliance, Portland 97201    
Portland General Electric Utility 97204   www.pgn.com
Portland Business Alliance - Greater Portland's Chamber of Commerce Chamber 97204   www.portlandalliance.com
City of Milwaukie City 97206   www.ci.milwaukie.or.us
Regional Economic Development Partners - Portland region Region   www.portlandregion4biz.com
Portland Development Commission (PDC) - and Portland Ambassadors initiative Metro 97209   www.portlanddev.org
Port of Portland Port 97209   www.portofportland.com
North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce - Milwaukie Chamber 97222 503-654-7777 www.yourchamber.org
PacifiCorp - Pacific Power, Portland Utility 97232

Timothy McCabe

503-813-5117

www.pacificorp.com
SEDCOR - Salem Economic Development Corp. County 97301

Larry Glasscock

503-588-6225

www.sedcor.com
Hood River County County 97301   www.co.hood-river.or.us
Port of Hood River Port 97301   www.portofhoodriver.com
PNGC Power - Salem Utility 97302   www.pngcpower.com
Albany-Millersburg EDC County 97321    
Benton-Lane-Lincoln-Linn Regional
Investment Board
Region 97321   www.ocwcog.org
Economic Development Partnership - Corvallis City 97330    
Central Coast Economic Development Alliance - Depoe Bay County 97341  

www.orcoast.com

www.coastbusiness.info

City of Lebanon OR City 97355   www.ci.lebanon.or.us
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce - Newport Chamber 97365   www.eugenechamber.com
Newport Chamber of Commerce - Newport Chamber 97365    
City of Sweet Home City 97386   www.ci.sweet-home.or.us
Sweet Home Economic Development Group 97386    
Port of Brookings Harbor - Brookings Port 97415   www.port-brookings-harbor.org 
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Port 97420   www.portofcoosbay.com
South Coast Development Council, Inc. - Coos Bay, OR 97420   www.scdcinc.org
City of Cottage Grove City 97424   www.cottagegrove.org
Port of Suislaw - Florence OR Port 97439    
Lane County - Eugene Oregon metro area County 97440   www.lanemetro.com
South Coast Development Council - North Bend County 97459 541-751-1653 www.scdcinc.org
City of Reedsport City 97467    
The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County (UEDP -  Umpqua Economic Development Partnership) - Roseburg OR County 97470

800-210-9032

www.uedpartnership.org
Coos-Curry-Douglas Business Development Corp. - Roseburg OR 97470   www.ccdbusiness.com
SOREDI - Medford 97501   www.soredi.org
City of Medford City 97501   www.ci.medford.or.us
Avista Corp. - Medford Oregon Utility 97501   www.avistacorp.com
City of Grants Pass City 97526   www.ci.grants-pass.or.us
Klamath County EDA - Klamath Falls County 97601    
South Central Oregon Economic Development District - Klamath Falls Region 97601    
Lake County Economic Development - Lakeview County 97630   www.co.lake.or.us
Economic Development for Central Oregon - Bend Region 97701   www.EDforCO.org
Harney County Economic Development County 97720    
Redmond Chamber of Commerce Chamber 97756   www.redmondcofc.com
City of Pendleton City 97801   www.ci.pendleton.or.us
Baker City Community Development Dept City 97814   www.bakercity.com
City of Boardman City 97818   www.cityofboardman.com
Port of Morrow Port 97818   www.portofmorrow.com
Wallowa County County 97828   www.co.wallowa.or.us
Northeast Oregon Economic Development District - Enterprise OR Region 97828 541-426-3598 www.neoedd.org
Morrow County County 97836   www.co.morrow.or.us
Hermiston Development Corp. City 97838   www.columbiariverbank.com
City of Hermiston City 97838    
Grant County Economic Development County 97845    
Union County EDC - LaGrande County 97850    
City of Union City 97883   www.cityofunion.com
Malheur County EDC County 97914    
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US West Coast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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