The department operates as Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. Business Oregon has primary offices in Salem and Portland, along with staff located in 12 regions across the state. The agency’s mission is to invest in Oregon businesses, communities and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse and inclusive economy. Business Oregon is focused on five priorities: innovating Oregon’s economy, growing small and middle-market companies, cultivating rural economic stability, advancing economic opportunity for underrepresented people, and ensuring an inclusive, transparent and fiscally healthy agency. Core agency functions include rural community development and infrastructure financing; business retention, expansion and recruitment; export promotion and international trade; industry innovation and research and development; entrepreneurship support and small business assistance; and support for arts and cultural organizations.
The overall work of the department is guided by a nine-member commission with additional input and expertise provided by several other advisory bodies and boards.
Phone: 503-986-0123; TTY: 1-800-735-2900
Public Information Officer: Amber Nabors
Legal & Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS
Records & Publications
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
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Title: Economic Opportunity Section records
Cubic Ft.: 20.05