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Wasco County

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Below you will find links, contacts and information about resources and programs available within Wasco 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.

Contact: Eric Nerdin
Phone: 541-296-2266
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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: 503-288-5565
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Small Business Development Center

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

Contact: Rick Leibowitz
Phone: 541-506-6120
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USDA Rural Development In partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations, USDA provides financial assistance and business planning.

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Wasco County Economic Development Commission The Commission supports economic and business development throughout Wasco County. Contact: Carrie Pipinich
Phone: 541-296-2266
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The Dalles/Wasco County Enterprise Zone An opportunity for businesses growing or relocating in The Dalles and Wasco County. The enterprise zones exempt businesses from local property taxes on new investments.

Contact: Daniel Hunter
Phone: 541-296-5481
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The Dalles Main Street Organization The Dalles Mainstreet works to promote business development in Downtown The Dalles. They are a resources for businesses considering locating in the Community, and work with businesses seeking facade improvement grants in the downtown core.

Contact:
Phone: 541-370-2966
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Local Resources
Agency or Institutions
Program Description
Contact Information
Port of The Dalles Information about Port of The Dalles economic development, properties, community resources and statistics. Contact: Andrea Klaas
Phone: 541-298-4148
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City of Antelope Information about history, businesses and location. Phone: 541-489-3201
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City of Dufur Information about city services, utilities and community events.

Contact: Kathy Bostick
Phone:541-467-2349
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City of Mosier Information about community, local government and events.

Contact: Kathy Fitzpatrick
Phone: 541-478-3505
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City of Maupin Local government information,community events, visitor information, business resources, and public works.

Contact: DeOra Patton
Phone: 541-395-2698
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City of Shaniko Information about history, community events and location Contact: Goldie Roberts
Phone: 541-489-322
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City of The Dalles Information about local government, utilities, public services and recreation. Contact: Julie Krueger
Phone: 541-296-5481
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Wasco County Information on GIS, human resources, community development, public works, parks and facilities, public services, and more.

Contact: Tyler Stone
Phone: 541-506-2550
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The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce The Chamber and Vistor Center provide information of community activities, travel resources, and guide to local area.

Contact: Lisa Farquharson
Phone: 541-296-2231
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Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce Local events, businesses, recreation and tourism.

Contact: Cristie Amaral
Phone: 541-993-1708 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.

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Business Oregon Provides information on financing, incentives, taxes, and a site selection tool. Contact:Carolyn Meece
Phone: 541-298-4140
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last updated: November 3, 2016
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