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The Next Big Thing Is Happening In Oregon's Willamette Valley

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We're Here to Help Our Region Thrive

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Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley

  • Total Population: 539,000
  • Private Businesses: 11,943
  • Medium Household Income: $51,488
  • Medium Home Price: $284,300
  • Oregon's #1 Producer of Ag Products
  • Access to Interstate 5, Portland International Airport, and Other International Ports
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Move


You’re thinking of moving your operation to the Willamette Valley.

Before you make your final decision, connect with our team. We’ve helped businesses from around our state, across the country, and all over the world successfully move into our region, including accessing state and local incentives.

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Expand


You want to invest in your business and grow your business in the Willamette Valley.

Growth in traded-sector industries (namely agriculture and manufacturing) means making decisions with land, capital, workforce, and buildings.

Our job at SEDCOR is to bring together our knowledge, our resources, and our connections to help you ask better questions and make better decisions.

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Start


You have a passion to start something new in the Willamette Valley.

Starting a business is challenging. It is nearly impossible to do alone.

Our partnerships with Launch Mid-Valley, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and coworking spaces allows entrepreneurs to create connections and gain access to knowledge, public grants, and private capital.

The Best of Both Worlds

Polk County is an incredible blend of rural and urban.

It is the best of both worlds; you can know everyone in town by name and still have urban living and amenities a short drive away.

Plus, cities like Monmouth, Independence, and (soon-to-be) Dallas are preparing for more businesses to move in by installing insanely fast and reliable municipal fiber internet.


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Alex Paraskevas
Polk County Business Retention &
Expansion Manager

alexp@sedcor.com


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A World Leader in...

Grass Seed
Hazelnuts + Specialty Crops
Hops

Oregon's #1 Ag-Producing County

The Golden Man stands on Oregon’s state capitol building and sees incredible things happening all over Marion County.

We are a diverse county, economically and geographically. We produce and process specialty crops like wine, hazelnuts, blueberries, and more on the Willamette Valley floor and manufacturing added-value wood products in the Cascade foothills.

Businesses here enjoy access to financial and human resources.


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Nick Harville
Marion County Business Retention &
Expansion Manager

nharville@sedcor.com


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A World Leader in...

Grass Seed
Hazelnuts + Specialty Crops
Hops

More Than Wine Country

Yamhill County is beautiful, friendly, approachable, and quaint. Its ten incorporated cities are in the heart of Oregon's world-renowned wine country, but it is also a growing player in manufacturing, including the two largest dental manufacturers in the United States.

It is the best of both worlds; you can know everyone in town by name and still have urban living and amenities a short drive away.

According economist Pat O'Connor, "[Yamhill County] added 1,300 manufacturing jobs between 2001 and 2018, the most of any county in Oregon. One fact that surprises many people is that Yamhill County has the second greatest concentration of manufacturing jobs among Oregon's 36 counties."


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Abisha Stone
Yamhill County Business Retention &
Expansion Manager

astone@sedcor.com


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A World Leader in...

Wine
Manufacturing
Agro-Tourism

For over 30 years, we’ve built valuable relationships so private employers in our region can use our quality connections.

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Exciting Initiatives

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We offer you connections.

If you have a problem, an obstacle, or an opportunity, we most likely know someone who can help and we’ll happily connect you.


We offer you information.

If you have a problem, an obstacle, or an opportunity, we most likely know someone who can help and we’ll happily connect you.


We work behind the scenes.

We help our region thrive by recruiting large businesses to developing areas, helping local businesses expand, and fostering the next generation of homegrown entrepreneurs.

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Erik Andersson
SEDCOR President

eandersson@sedcor.com

Strategic Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization of business and community leaders committed to the economic vitality of Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. 

SEDCOR’s mission is to leverage the strength of its public and private partnerships to successfully retain, grow and attract high value jobs and capital investment, while providing members services to support the region’s businesses success.