A Business Haven for Large and Small
This area is one of the fastest growing in the state, with new businesses of every type opening, and long-term businesses finding continued good reasons to stay and expand.
The area is rich with retail and services, and is also one of the manufacturing hubs of the state. Agriculture is prevalent in the area, and Christmas trees, flower bulbs and lavender are among the products that make the area known world-wide.
North Clackamas County offers an abundance of business opportunities that include home base or “Cottage Businesses”, single entrepreneurships, industry and big business. Industry leaders can be found in Metals, Machinery, Healthcare, High-tech, Forestry, Food & Beverage Processing, Renewable Energy, Nursery/Ag, and Software Development.
There are many advantages to doing business in North Clackamas including a large pool of available and skilled workers, customized training and employee screening programs to match the skills and talents of your future workers to your needs, a wide variety of available industrial, office and commercial buildings at competitive rates and a supportive government that starts with the Clackamas County Commissioners. North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce (NCCCC) covers the entire region of North Clackamas, which includes about half of the county. The chamber serves over 600 members with many services, offering continual networking connections, luncheons and breakfasts that speak to the needs of the business community and a strong advocacy program that keeps city, county, regional, state and federal political representatives aware of the issues facing business. Because of their impact in the community and region, NCCCC, also referred to as “Your Chamber” has a voice that gets the attention of business leaders and those making decisions at all levels of government.
The 2011 Oregon Legislative Assembly passed House Bill 3247, calling for a “One Stop Shop for Business” online portal to be established to provide resources for starting, expanding and operating a business in Oregon or relocating a business within or to Oregon. Click below as an important resourse.
For business and workforce needs you may contact the following:
Clackamas Small Business Development Center
Clackamas Division of Oregon Employment Department
Clackamas County Business and Community Development
New or existing business – new tools
Community Solutions for Clackamas County
Clackamas Community College
Oregon Institute of Technology
Eastern Oregon University