Oregon Growers & Shippers comes from a vision to create products using the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients from right here in Oregon and Washington. They specialize in product development, sales, marketing and distribution of value added agricultural specialty food products with primary ingredients sourced from Pacific Northwest growers. Their products include Oregon Growers brand jams, preserves, fruit spreads, fruit butters, condiments and honey. They currently focus on the metropolitan grocery markets of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California but recently approached Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD) when they were looking to expand their business into its next phase of growth. With traditional MCEDD loan funds and funds from the Columbia River Gorge Oregon Investment Board fund managed by MCEDD, Oregon Growers & Shippers received working capital to help with this transition. For more information on the company, and their northwest products, visit their website at www.oregongrowers.com.
As a service to the regional business community and as a strong part of our economic development strategy for the region, MCEDD manages several business loan programs that provide an accessible, affordable source of capital for projects that create and/or retain jobs.