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The City of Corvallis / Benton County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce the launch of their new brand identity and website portal for the Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development office.  The website URL,, is symbolic of a positive and welcoming invitation to discover the wealth of resources available to businesses here.  Visit the site to learn more!

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The City's Economic Development Program is coordinated through the City Manager's Office. Economic Development Manager Tom Nelson can be reached via email or 541-766-6339.


 Tom Nelson, Economic Development Manager
Amy Jauron, Corvallis Economic Development Officer   Economic Development Officer Amy Jauron can be reached viia email or at 541-766-6322 (office) or 971-261-7090 (cell).

January 27, 2014 **** Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning and Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy – the co-conveners of the Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) – announced today the hiring of Jim Coonan, a successful entrepreneur and former CEO and investor, to lead the RAIN program. Coonan will begin his involvement with RAIN as a consultant who will oversee the incorporation of RAIN as a 501(c)(3) coordinating entity and finalize the work plans and metrics to measure the success of the program. Coonan started his work with RAIN Jan. 13 and will maintain offices in both Eugene and Corvallis.  Read the entire press release here.

The Economic Development Office is launching Corvallis/Benton County Business Outreach for increased business prosperity. Efforts will include a new brand for an online portal to highlight the best of what the area has to offer businesses, including Corvallis, Philomath, Alsea, Monroe and Adair.  Read more about the effort here.

An Economic Development Strategy was created to foster a well-designed economic renaissance that honors our community's character and values.  The Council's Economic Development Policy provides further guidance. 


Information about Upcoming Events is available here. 

More Information About the Program

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: On December 6, 2010, the City Council passed Ordinance 2010-28, which established the Economic Development Commission to advise the City Council in all matters pertaining to Economic Development, ensuring that Economic Development is a civic priority. 

ENTERPRISE ZONE: The City of Corvallis has three Enterprise Zones: South Corvallis, Sunset Research Park, and the Hewlett-Packard campus. An enterprise zone exempts only new property that a job-creating business might build or install in the enterprise zone at some future time. Also, an enterprise zone exemption is temporary, usually lasting only three years, after which the property induced by these incentives is available for assessment. 

MUNICIPAL AIRPORT: The Corvallis Municipal Airport Industrial Park is located on Highway 99W, 3.5 miles south of downtown Corvallis and four miles from Oregon State University. Zoned for airport and industrial activities, the park has attracted nearly 20 high technology, light manufacturing, and services businesses. The 220-acre park is connected to city water and sewer, as well as electricity, natural gas and telephone services. It is also easily accessible by rail, highway and air. Highways 99W and 34 provide a quick connection to Interstate 5. For more information about expanding or relocating your business to Corvallis Municipal Airport Industrial Park, or another of Corvallis's Enterprise Zones contact Economic Development Manager Tom Nelson at 541-766-6339. 

Helpful Links

Visit Business Oregon to learn more about how Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Additional Economic Development resources are available through the links on the left.


Last updated: 1/28/2014 9:28:30 AM