Hood River County

Links

Below you will find links, contacts and information about resources that helps
centralize the multiple points of contacts and programs available within Hood River County.

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Grants, Loans and Business Support

Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District Gap loans and financing for companies creating new jobs. MCEDD can help determine which loan program (or combination of programs) best suits your needs and can facilitate contact with other programs as well.

Contact: Eric Nerdin
Phone: 541-296-2266
MCEDD Business Assistance

Oregon Investment Board Loans and grants in the National Scenic Area to support economic and community development.

Contac: Eric Nerdin
Phone: 541-296-2266
Website

Mount Hood Economic Alliance MHEA administers the regional investment and rural investment programs. MHEA focuses on the creation and retention of jobs. It distributes grants and loans to provide
"gap financing."
Contact:Mary McArthur
Phone: 503-228-5565
Website
Small Business Development Center

Provides one-on-one counseling, training and advertising.

Contact: Rick Leibowitz
Phone: 541-506-6120
Website

USDA Rural Development

In partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations, USDA provides financial assistance and business planning.

Contact list
Website

Cascade Locks/Hood River Enterprise Zone An opportunity for businesses growing or relocating to Cascade Locks or Hood River. The enterprise zones exempt businesses from local property taxes on new investments.

Contact: Eric Nerdin
Phone: 541-296-2266
Website

Local Resources
Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Port of Cascade Locks Information about Port of Cascade Locks properties, events, and development. Contact: Paul Koch
Phone: 541-374-8619
Website
Port of Hood River Information about Port of Hood River properties, businesses, and development. Contact: Michael McElwee
Phone: 541-386-1645
Website
City of Cascade Locks Information about the local community, recreation, permits, and utility rates.

Contact:Gordon Zimmerman
Phone:541-374-8484
Website

City of Hood River Information about local government, utilities, public services and recreation. Contact:Steve Wheeler
Phone:541-386-1488
Website
Hood River County Information on GIS, human resources, community development, public works, parks and facilities, public services, and more.

Contact: Jeff Hecksel
Phone:541-386-3970
Website

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber and Vistor Center provide information of community activities, travel resources, and guide to local area.

Contact: Mike Glover
Phone: 541-386-2000
800-366-3530
Website

State Resources
Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Expand in Oregon Use this site as a resource if you are considering locating or expanding business in Oregon.

Website

Business Oregon Provides information on financing, incentives, taxes, and a site selection tool. Contact:Carolyn Meece
Phone: 541-298-4140
Website

 

 

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last updated: November 3, 2016
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