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Battle Ground, WA

Battle Ground, WA The City of Battle Ground has seen fast growth in the past decade, yielding the benefits of development: services within reach, the extension of infrastructure and the overall livability of the community. Today, Battle Ground continues to cultivate this growth by building infrastructure, fostering land development and growing a strong workforce that attracts private investors. The City and its partners are committed to enhancing business recruitment and retention. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Beaverton, OR

  Beaverton, OR As the birthplace of the Silicon Forest and home to companies small and large, Beaverton has innovation and drive in its DNA. Beaverton is known for its embrace of diversity, a thriving startup scene and a commitment to the arts with the opening of a new performing arts and community center. Beaverton is centrally located, served by light rail and two interstates, and offers a diverse supply of office, industrial and flex space for businesses looking to grow. Beaverton is a great place to live and work, with highly regarded public and private schools and a well-recognized and growing restaurant scene downtown. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Camas, WA

Camas The City of Camas is nestled along the banks of the Columbia River in Clark County, Washington. As a gateway city to the Columbia River Gorge, Camas has many attractions to offer, including the jewel of the city, Lacamas Lake, the gorgeous area known as Prune Hill and Camas’ historic and picturesque downtown. With amazing schools and a phenomenal community, Camas is a great place to start a business, raise a family, or both! That’s why many businesses have chosen Camas as their next home. Take a look at what Camas has to offer. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Canby, OR

  Canby, OR Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley and within the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area resides some of the most prime industrial land in the region. A business-friendly and progressive team, the Canby economic development staff is committed to helping businesses relocate, grow and thrive. Canby brings all the amenities of a big city, with the friendly, close-knit sense of community of a smaller town. It’s where Americana meets some of the most sophisticated industrial infrastructure, utilities and amenities in the market. Learn more here.  ...Learn More »
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Cornelius, OR

  Cornelius, OR Cornelius is situated between Forest Grove and Hillsboro and is accessed by Highway 8 and a farm route from Highway 26. Named an All-America City in 2019, Cornelius has a growing business community and a reputation for being business-supportive with one of the fastest development processes in Oregon. The city has a new Urban Renewal District and Downtown Plan, and its industrial district includes an Enterprise Zone and Oregon Shovel Ready Certification. Cornelius actively participates in four economic development organizations. The city also has a strong retail district (including Fred Meyer and Walmart) and offers multiple styles of neighborhoods with a range of housing options. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Estacada, OR

  Estacada, OR On the bank of the Clackamas River and at the edge of the Mt. Hood National Forest, Estacada is an outdoor recreation oasis located just 30 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. Businesses benefit from low property costs, moderate local government fees, close proximity to a metropolitan workforce, and a pro-business climate. Estacada has over 100 acres of State-Certified industrial land, commercial land on Highway 224, and retail and office space downtown. Estacada’s available commercial and industrial properties have fiber on site or are fiber-ready. The city is home to a robust cluster of metal fabrication companies and growing businesses. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Fairview, OR

  Fairview, OR Fairview boasts choice industrial locations with exceptional regional access, as well as incentive programs, an educated workforce, fast-tracked permitting and a business-friendly local government. The city’s amenities include a wide array of housing choices, recreational opportunities and the award-winning pedestrian friendly neo-traditional Fairview Village development. Fairview is conveniently located minutes from Portland International Airport, Troutdale General Aviation Airport, Interstates 84, 205 and 5, downtown Portland and the Columbia River. Learn more here.  ...Learn More »
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Forest Grove, OR

  Forest Grove, OR Home to Pacific University, Forest Grove’s diverse economic base includes high tech, food and beverage processing, wood products, metalworking, education and healthcare. Plentiful serviced land, low cost structure, enterprise zone incentives and a business friendly government make Forest Grove a competitive location for business growth. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Gresham, OR

  Gresham, OR Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon, located directly east of Portland. The city is vibrant and diverse with over 100 traded-sector businesses ranging in size from small independent family-owned firms, such as Trailblazer Foods, to large multi-national companies such as Boeing, Owens Corning and Subaru. Gresham’s proximity to key transportation assets makes it an ideal place for both manufacturing and distribution. The City focuses on long-term economic growth by building a diverse, innovative economy with competitive wages and high-impact employment providing opportunity and prosperity for Gresham residents, businesses and entrepreneurs. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Happy Valley, OR

  Happy Valley, OR Is your business growing? It’s an exciting time that requires strategic decisions. Come join a growing city and be part of something bigger. Happy Valley believes in partnerships with the business community, and offers an opportunity to build a city where family-friendly neighborhoods meet a world-class economy. Advantageously located less than 15 miles southeast of downtown Portland, 12 miles from Portland International Airport, and near major freeways and highways, including I-205 and Highway 26, Happy Valley is an ideal location for businesses with regional or far-reaching aspirations. Living in Happy Valley means a high quality of life. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Hillsboro, OR

  Hillsboro, OR Hillsboro, the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest on Portland’s west side, is continuously evolving as an advanced manufacturing technology hub and the location for many of Oregon’s largest and most vital technology businesses. Intel, Oregon’s largest private employer, has four area campuses including Intel’s primary Technology Development Center. Genentech, Qorvo, Jireh Semiconductor, NTT Global, Tokyo Electron and Nvidia are examples of Hillsboro’s growing technology and advanced manufacturing ecosystem. Hillsboro's No. 7 ranking on Livability's “2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live” in the US list demonstrates jobs, housing, education, and recreational amenities are significant factors to sustaining a well-balanced Hillsboro. Learn more here....Learn More »
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King City, OR

King City, OR The City of King City is a small community nestled between the Tualatin River and the south slope of Bull Mountain in Washington County, Oregon. It offers a quality business environment, healthy neighborhoods, well-built infrastructure and buildings, and beautiful spaces and places. Whether it’s a new start-up, an existing company, or business relocation, King City is here provide resources and assistance to help business thrive. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego, OR Home to many Portland-area business leaders and professionals, Lake Oswego is a safe and secure place to do business that is known for its natural beauty, recreational and cultural amenities, top-ranked schools and sense of community. With 41,000 residents, Lake Oswego is Clackamas County’s largest city. Downtown Lake Oswego is a lively dining and specialty shopping district, with both lakefront and riverfront parks, a performing arts center and renowned outdoor sculpture walk. With more than 2.3 million square feet of office space, the prestigious Kruse Way corridor is home to a significant concentration of corporate headquarters and professional service firms. Learn more here....Learn More »
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McMinnville, OR

McMinnville, OR Located in the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley, McMinnville has big-city amenities and small-town charm. McMinnville has an active municipal airport and is an easy drive to Portland, the coast and the state capital of Salem. With a labor force of 800,000 within a 45-minute drive of McMinnville, more than 90 manufacturing companies have discovered a skilled workforce in a well-planned community with one of the lowest combined utilities costs. McMinnville is home to Linfield University, Chemeketa Community College and an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. McMinnville has award-winning wineries, farm-to-fork restaurants, a nationally recognized historic main street, and leaders who work together for a prosperous community. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Milwaukie, OR

  Milwaukie, OR Milwaukie is a quick-growing city situated between Portland and Clackamas. It is conveniently located near rail and transit, and I-205 and I-5 are easily accessible (20 mins to Portland), making it ideal for labor and shipping logistics. The city boasts a historic downtown and cultural center, riverfront amenities and a public trail system, and is also home to major national companies and employers, including Bob’s Red Mill, Dark Horse Comics, Oregon Tool, Sock it To Me and Precision Castparts. Milwaukie is excited to attract more businesses to the city and prides itself on collaborating, supporting and embracing businesses and individuals who work, play and live local. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Oregon City, OR

Oregon City, OR The City of Oregon City has a robust economy featuring an array of locally-owned small businesses, a core of manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies, regional healthcare facilities and a community college. The city’s walkable downtown serves residents and a growing number of visitors. Oregon City is experiencing an important time of change and opportunity. Over the past 20 years, Oregon City’s population has grown by more than 10,000 people, an increase of close to 40%. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Portland, OR

  Portland, OR Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. Its industry strengths encompass athletic & outdoor, technology, manufacturing, and green city services and technologies. Its remarkable transportation options include the nationally ranked PDX airport, light rail and bike/walk alternatives. The region’s airports, marine properties and business parks are integral to the area’s economy. The city attracts both businesses and young, well-educated talent drawn by Portland’s green spaces, eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses, cultural amenities, year-round recreational access and opportunities for growth. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Regional Profile

  Greater Portland is home to a deep pool of skilled workers across diverse industry sectors. Combined with its global connections and the best business value on the West Coast, the region has critical elements your company needs to access talent, scale at speed and best the competition. Download our regional overview here.  ...Learn More »
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Ridgefield, WA

Ridgefield, WA Ridgefield is comprised of newcomers excited about making this nature-filled place their new home, and long-time residents who continue to revel in its picturesque surroundings, family-friendly neighborhoods and parks and a strong sense of community. Add to it Main Street America charm and major employers, and you’ll find that Ridgefield offers a piece of paradise for everyone. With Ridgefield’s commitment to quality in everything it undertakes – public parks, schools, business development and more – it makes a great place to call home. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Sandy, OR

  Sandy, OR Nestled at the base of Mount Hood on Highway 26, Sandy is the basecamp for skiing and other outdoor recreation in the Mount Hood National Forest as well as the retail market hub for east Clackamas County. SandyNet, the city-owned internet utility, provides gigabit-speed internet service to any home or business within city limits, helping to maintain the community's status as one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Scappoose, OR

Scappoose, OR Scappoose is a small town nestled in the heart of a pacific wonderland. Located on Highway 30 north of Portland, Scappoose is the gateway to Columbia County and a convenient stop on the way to the Oregon Coast. Scappoose is experiencing significant growth, is home to a Portland Community College campus and the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center for Research and Development (pictured). It boasts a small-town feel and community focus that is much beloved by community members and sought after by those moving to the area. Scappoose is a friendly and welcoming town looking forward to smart growth and a vibrant future. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Sherwood, OR

Sherwood, OR Sherwood is a fast-growing suburban city located in Greater Portland’s Silicon Forest. With its large new industrial parks, Sherwood is becoming home to high-tech, advanced manufacturing and other industrial companies. The City works in partnership to help companies grow in Sherwood. Businesses locating in Sherwood have easy access to I-5, I-205, Highway 99W and the Portland International Airport. Sherwood is a pro-business community focused on growing existing and new companies and is one of the top five safest cities in Oregon. Sherwood offers a young, highly skilled workforce, an exceptional quality of life, highly rated schools, parks, and a unique, walkable downtown – all adjacent to Oregon wine country. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Skamania County, WA

  Skamania County, WA Skamania County is a wonderful place to live, work and play. Within 45 minutes of Portland, you can enjoy the wild, open space of the Columbia River Gorge without sacrificing access to the metropolitan core. The magnificent beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is unsurpassed and the scenery changes every day. Small business owners will greet you with a smile and remember your name the next time you return. Service providers are always happy to assist. Government workers keep everything running smoothly, no matter the season. Community & Government Services will give you all the pertinent information regarding the communities in Skamania County. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Stevenson, WA

Stevenson, WA Nestled in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, Washington is your adventure headquarters. Conveniently located only 45 minutes from the Portland International Airport, Stevenson feels a world away from the hustle and bustle. If you're headed to Portland, Oregon or Vancouver, Washington, you can enjoy a beautiful drive along the Columbia River Gorge and wind through the Cascade Mountains. With world-class kiteboarding, award-winning breweries and exquisite local fare, there are endless things to do in Stevenson. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Tigard, OR

  Tigard, OR Tigard is home to about 3,400 businesses from a variety of industries, employing around 45,000 workers from around the region. With a diverse economy, strong schools, outstanding parks and direct access to two major freeways (I-5 and OR 217) Tigard is one of the most desirable and livable cities in Oregon. Tigard bustles with recreation (Fanno Creek Trail system), shopping (Washington Square, the region’s premier shopping center) and culture (Broadway Rose Theatre). Residents enjoy access to more than 16 miles of trails and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Troutdale, OR

  Troutdale, OR Troutdale lies just off I-84 on the eastern edge of the Portland metropolitan area near the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers. Just 20 minutes from downtown Portland, 15 minutes from Portland International Airport and 15 minutes from the world-famous Multnomah Falls, Troutdale is the connection between a network of thriving cities and the world-class outdoor recreation areas of the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. With everything from a quaint, historic downtown to large parcels of industrial land, Troutdale is perfect for growing families and growing businesses. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Tualatin, OR

  Tualatin, OR As one of the largest employment hubs for semiconductor manufacturing in Oregon, Tualatin is a regional leader in advanced manufacturing and informational technology. Nestled along the beautiful Tualatin River, Tualatin is home to one of the nation’s premier outdoor lifestyle centers – Bridgeport Village, boasting over 75 premier retail, boutique and restaurant options with a state-of-the-art Regal IMAX theater. With access to excellent schools, high-wage employment opportunities and quality of life amenities, Tualatin is one Oregon’s fastest growing communities since 2000. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Vancouver, WA

  Vancouver, WA Strategically located at the intersection of I-5 and the Columbia River, Vancouver is exceptionally positioned to reach major West Coast, Midwest and international markets. A rapidly-growing city, Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities. Vancouver’s newly-developed waterfront is a regional destination with restaurants, wine bars and residential and office towers. Vancouver employers have access to a labor pool of nearly two million workers within a 30-mile radius, as well as an ample supply of development-ready land, competitive lease rates, abundant clean water and low utility rates. Vancouver's business-friendly tax environment (no corporate or personal state income taxes) continues to attract pioneering companies such as Zoominfo and Absci. Learn more here....Learn More »
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West Linn, OR

  West Linn, OR West Linn is nestled just 15 miles south of Portland along the Willamette River, with easy access to Interstate 205 and Highway 43. Residents enjoy exceptional schools, vibrant community life and thriving local businesses. A pioneer town known as "the city of hills, trees, and rivers," Oregonians move here for the scenic views of the Cascade Mountains, lush parks and many historic sites. Learn more here....Learn More »
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Wilsonville, OR

  Wilsonville, OR Located at the southernmost end of the Portland metropolitan area, Wilsonville is the gateway to the verdant Willamette Valley. Once a small farming community, Wilsonville is now a thriving mid-size city whose residents enjoy both modern, urban amenities, as well as the small-town charms of "country living" just 17 miles from downtown Portland. Adjacent Interstate 5 and the Willamette River, Wilsonville is a business-friendly community that provides a coveted location. Over half the city's jobs are in family-wage industries: high-tech manufacturing, software engineering and wholesale distribution. The combined Wilsonville payroll exceeds $1 billion. Learn more here....Learn More »