The Oregon Business Development Department, operating as Business Oregon, is 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 mission of the agency 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.
Mailing Address: 755 Summer St. NE, Suite 200, Salem 97301-1280
Phone: 503-986-0123; TTY: 1-800-735-2900
Contact: Chris Harder, Director
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS 285A
Records, Publications and General Information
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
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Title: Economic Opportunity Section records
Cubic Ft.: 20.05