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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.

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maps for the Northwest (OR, WA)

Scope Contacts Website and other resources
Oregon Economic & Community Development Department, Salem OR State 97301
Oregon Prospector - listings of industrial, commercial and office buildings and sites; GIS planning tool with basic community data State
Oregon Economic Development Association Regions
Oregon Business Plan - lobbies for legislative changes, budget commitments, and various initiatives to promote business development in Oregon State
Oregon Clusters Network - an initiative of Oregon Business Plan State
Oregon Business Council - executive group similar to the Business Roundtable State 97204
Oregon Business Association State
City of Beaverton City 97005
Canby Business Revitalization & Development City 97013
Clackamas County Business & Economic Development County 97015
City of Fairview City 97024
Oregon Science & Technology Partnership - Portland east metro and Clackamas county cluster initiative Metro 97030
City of Gresham Economic Development City 97030
Columbia County - St. Helens County 97051
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District - counties of Hood River, Skamania, Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat Region 97058 541-296-2266
Port of The Dalles Port 97058
City of Beaverton City 97076
Port of Astoria Port 97103
City of Forest Grove City 97116
City of Hillsboro City 97123
City of Newberg City 97132
Economic Development Council of Tillamook County County 97141
Mt. Hood Economic Alliance, Portland 97201    
Portland General Electric Utility 97204
Portland Business Alliance - Greater Portland's Chamber of Commerce Chamber 97204
City of Milwaukie City 97206
Regional Economic Development Partners - Portland region Region
Portland Development Commission (PDC) - and Portland Ambassadors initiative Metro 97209
Port of Portland Port 97209
North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce - Milwaukie Chamber 97222 503-654-7777
PacifiCorp - Pacific Power, Portland Utility 97232

Timothy McCabe

SEDCOR - Salem Economic Development Corp. County 97301

Larry Glasscock

Hood River County County 97301
Port of Hood River Port 97301
PNGC Power - Salem Utility 97302
Albany-Millersburg EDC County 97321    
Benton-Lane-Lincoln-Linn Regional
Investment Board
Region 97321
Economic Development Partnership - Corvallis City 97330    
Central Coast Economic Development Alliance - Depoe Bay County 97341

City of Lebanon OR City 97355
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce - Newport Chamber 97365
Newport Chamber of Commerce - Newport Chamber 97365    
City of Sweet Home City 97386
Sweet Home Economic Development Group 97386    
Port of Brookings Harbor - Brookings Port 97415 
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay Port 97420
South Coast Development Council, Inc. - Coos Bay, OR 97420
City of Cottage Grove City 97424
Port of Suislaw - Florence OR Port 97439    
Lane County - Eugene Oregon metro area County 97440
South Coast Development Council - North Bend County 97459 541-751-1653
City of Reedsport City 97467    
The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County (UEDP -  Umpqua Economic Development Partnership) - Roseburg OR County 97470

Coos-Curry-Douglas Business Development Corp. - Roseburg OR 97470
SOREDI - Medford 97501
City of Medford City 97501
Avista Corp. - Medford Oregon Utility 97501
City of Grants Pass City 97526
Klamath County EDA - Klamath Falls County 97601    
South Central Oregon Economic Development District - Klamath Falls Region 97601    
Lake County Economic Development - Lakeview County 97630
Economic Development for Central Oregon - Bend Region 97701
Harney County Economic Development County 97720    
Redmond Chamber of Commerce Chamber 97756
City of Pendleton City 97801
Baker City Community Development Dept City 97814
City of Boardman City 97818
Port of Morrow Port 97818
Wallowa County County 97828
Northeast Oregon Economic Development District - Enterprise OR Region 97828 541-426-3598
Morrow County County 97836
Hermiston Development Corp. City 97838
City of Hermiston City 97838    
Grant County Economic Development County 97845    
Union County EDC - LaGrande County 97850    
City of Union City 97883
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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