Below you will find links and information about resources that help
centralize the multiple points of contacts and programs available within Hood River County.
Looking to start or grow a business in Hood River County?
Review these business siting guides for an overview of the process!
Agency or Institution
|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.
|Oregon Investment Board
|Loans and grants in the National Scenic Area to support economic and community development.
|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
|Small Business Development Center
|Provides one-on-one counseling, training and advertising.
|USDA Rural Development
|In partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations, USDA provides financial assistance and business planning.
|Cascade Locks/Hood River Enterprise Zone
|An opportunity for businesses growing or relocating to Cascade Locks or Hood River. The enterprise zones exempt businesses from local property taxes on new investments.
Agency or Institution
|Port of Cascade Locks
|Information about Port of Cascade Locks properties, events, and development.
|Port of Hood River
|Information about Port of Hood River properties, businesses, and development.
|City of Cascade Locks
|Information about the local community, recreation, permits, and utility rates.
|City of Hood River
|Information about local government, utilities, public services and recreation.
|Hood River County
|Information on GIS, human resources, community development, public works, parks and facilities, public services, and more.
|Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
|The Chamber and Visitor Center provide information of community activities, travel resources, and guide to local area.
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