Business Oregon

Business Oregon is the state’s economic development agency. Our mission is to invest in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy with a vision of prosperity for all Oregonians.


Business Oregon is the State of Oregon’s economic development agency.  The department is the lead agency for business retention, business expansion, and business attraction into Oregon.  Business Oregon assists business with programs and funding targeted at small entrepreneurs to Oregon’s largest traded sector businesses.  Business Oregon offers loan fund financing, administers tax incentives and grants, offers export promotion assistance, and helps fund technical support partners such as the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), and Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP).  Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is also housed in Business Oregon along with the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.  Business Oregon also supports innovation and entrepreneurship through the Oregon Innovation Council, the Oregon Growth Board, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and the Rural Opportunity Initiative.

Business Oregon supports communities with a number of infrastructure financing programs including the Special Public Works Fund, Water / Wastewater Fund, the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and the Community Development Block Grant program.  Business Oregon also works with communities and business on Brownfield Redevelopment, and the department promotes expansion of telecommunications into rural Oregon through the Oregon Broadband Office.  Business Oregon offers financing for seismic rehabilitation of schools and other public buildings, as well as support for Oregon ports through the Ports Planning and marketing grants and a revolving loan fund.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

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

Business Planning

  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting


  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Contact Information
Larry Holzgang
905 Main St
Suite 200 C
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601