There are many advantages for businesses looking to locate in Eastern Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is growing rapidly, with nearby cities like Boise, Bend and Portland showing record breaking growth. Still, those cities come with a hefty price tag, one that many businesses either can’t afford or don’t want to pay. Those interested in locating in the Pacific Northwest will find that Eastern Oregon’s Baker, Grant, Harney & Union Counties are ideally situated and affordable. Commercial real estate costs less than the national average here, as does residential housing. In addition, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative offers low-cost energy to businesses, making it even more affordable to operate here.
With I-84 running through Eastern Oregon, transporting raw materials and finished products is also convenient, as many of our local companies like Northwood RV Manufacturing (the largest camper manufacturer in the U.S.) has found. In addition, our workforce has the skills necessary to help businesses grow and succeed – something that is critical in today’s highly competitive market.
There are several industrial parks in Eastern Oregon that are ready to meet the needs of any size business. These include the Elkhorn View Industrial Park in Baker City, industrial parks in La Grande and Harney Counties, and the Grant County Industrial Park, in addition to numerous sites and existing commercial buildings where businesses can easily locate.
We Are Here to Help
The Economic Development team at Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is here to provide assistance to site selectors and businesses interested in Eastern Oregon. We are a one-stop-shop for information, tools and resources. Find available properties on our website, view demographic data, read up on our workforce, and then call us! We can provide personalized assistance to make it easy to choose Eastern Oregon for your next location.
Trust us – you’ll love it here.