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About SEDCOR
Strategic Economic Development Corporation or SEDCOR is the lead economic development entity for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. The 450-plus member nonprofit association leverages strong public and private partnerships to successfully retain and attract high value jobs and capital investment to Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. 

Our Mission

SEDCOR focuses on supporting and growing traded sector businesses in the region. The key industries are advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, technology, wood products and forestry, transportation and distribution and aviation and aerospace. The key industries have the best potential for job growth, to pay higher wages, and to bring new dollars into the local economy.

 

SEDCOR's is to coordinate the strength of our public and private partnerships to successfully retain and attract high value jobs and capital investment, while providing member services that support business success.

 

We actively support our mission by focusing on the following objectives:

  • Retaining and expanding existing businesses
  • Attracting foreign and domestic companies to locate in our area
  • Promoting international trade and export
  • Supporting the Enterprise Zone program and other tax incentives
  • Managing a portfolio of raw land and industrial real estate locations
  • Leading and coordinating workforce development activities
  • Hosting events and creating publications to benefit our members and their communities

What people are saying about the value of being a SEDCOR member: 

Garmin AT

SEDCOR got involved early in the feasibility study for our expansion and brought the key players together to make this expansion a reality. They put together the package that helped Garmin AT communicate the benefits of expanding here in Salem vs. other potential locations. Their knowledge of the process, resources, and contacts allowed us to have a very smooth development process and get the project up and running quickly. 

Steve VanArsdale

General Manager

NORPAC Foods, Inc.

Nick Harville has been a huge asset to NORPAC. We’re especially thankful for his help in creating a foundation for a better workforce so we can compete in the global food processing industry.

Bill Burich

Corporate Operations and Technical Services Manager

 

City of Stayton 

SEDCOR, and Nick Harville, are a trusted and respected resource for the City of Stayton. SEDCOR knows and understands our community and is an engaged and active partner in helping us recruit and maintain businesses.

Keith Campbell

City Administrator

Power Equipment Systems

SEDCOR was instrumental in helping our company develop options for expansion over the new few years. With his wide network of organizations, Chad Freeman was able to bring together several key individuals at the city and state level as well as experts in our field to assist us in the process.

Kelly Yunker

President/Owner

 

North Santiam School District

We have continually been impressed by SEDCOR's commitment to our community. They have played a crucial role in connecting our high school to our local manufacturers. While this in itself would be significant, they have also brought their knowledge of workforce skills to our conversations. We look forward with optimism to SEDCOR's continued leadership in our communities.

Andy Gardner

Superintendent


 

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