Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA)

Klamath County Economic Development (KCEDA) is the lead economic development organization with a mission to drive economic development and diversification of Klamath County through aggressive marketing, targeted recruitment, business retention/expansion, and strategic initiatives.


Business development is at the heart of everything Choose Klamath does.  Fundamentally, we believe the solution to economic diversification and greater stability lies in the private sector and the ability of businesses to innovate and propel us to better times.  The public and non-profit sectors have an important role to play as catalyst, partner and protector (regulatory) critical in free society & free enterprise. But our greatest leverage is not government reform or even incentive programs, but helping businesses navigate a path to greater success – and employment growth 


For roughly a one-third of our work, that means helping them find their way to locate in the Klamath County region.  For another third of Choose Klamath’s efforts, it is helping them successful launch a new venture.  The balance of our time is spent looking for opportunities to add value for our existing traded-sector companies which are the backbone of the economy.  Most new jobs will come from expansion of companies already here.  Yet, we must also become a haven for new firms and industries as well as encourage entrepreneurs and young companies that could be the region’s top employers in the future.  


Our Vision: Purposeful, sustainable and diverse economic growth for Klamath. 

Our mission: Lead economic development and diversification of Klamath county through targeted recruitment and attraction, business retention & expansion , small business development  & Entrepreneurship.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)


  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues (Specialty)
  • State Business Issues (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location (Specialty)

Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax Services

  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Capital & Financial Resources

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. Factoring)
  • Angel Debt/Equity
  • Seed Debt/Equity
  • Public Equity Markets – IPO
  • Opportunity Zone Funding
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Debt Equity
Contact Information
Julie Matthews
205 Riverside Dr. Ste E
Klamath Falls, OR 97601