Economic Development Links

Resources are available if you’re looking for locations or information.

Public agencies and business organizations are working together to help you find the best location and support services for your company. NW Natural is a member of these organizations and coordinates with them on inquiries about gas availability.

Some of the resources they have created are listed below.

Business Oregon Site Locator

Access the Business Oregon website industrial and commercial site tool to locate properties in Oregon that meet your specific needs: http://www.oregonprospector.com.

Choose Washington Site Locator

Choose Washington offers a tool on their website to help locate sites in Washington: http://choosewashingtonstate.com/i-need-help-with/site-selection.

The Oregon Business Plan

The Oregon Business Plan was created and is continuously updated by a business-led steering committee. It is designed to focus the efforts of business, elected and community leaders on policies to improve Oregon’s economy and quality of life. The business plan identifies the following sectors as key to the state’s economic future.

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Bioscience
  • Breweries
  • Creative Industries
  • Defense
  • Education Technology and Services
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Technology and Services
  • Food Processing
  • Forestry and Wood Products
  • Green Building and Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Nursery Products
  • Semiconductors and Electronic Components
  • Software
  • Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Wave)
  • Tourism & Hospitality

The Columbia River Economic Development Council

The Columbia River Economic Development Council identified the following clusters for Southwest Washington:

  • Technology services: Data processing, software, broadcast media, research and development services, and computer and engineering services
  • Technology products: Manufacture of devices and instruments for medicine and science, including aerospace and semiconducting
  • Wealth management: Financial services
  • Agricultural processing: Food processing, pulp and paper
  • Healthcare information management: Centralized healthcare support services
  • Logistics & Distribution

Community-based Economic Development Organizations

Regional Economic Development Organizations

Statewide Business Organizations and Agencies