VDOS GLOBAL Gains FAA Permission to Fly Commercial Drones
The Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office is proud to announce that Corvallis-based VDOS Global has received FAA permission to fly commercial drones in the United States. One of four applications that were approved! The Economic Development Office has been working with VDOS Global owner, Brian Whiteside, and his team since they moved to Benton County. Read more in the COMPANY PRESS RELEASE that includes links to state and federal news coverage of the story.
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Follow this link to the Corvallis Benton County Economic Development award winning website! The website URL, www.YesCorvallis.org, is symbolic of a positive and welcoming invitation to discover the wealth of resources available to businesses here. Visit the site to learn more!
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.
|| Economic Development Officer Amy Jauron can be reached viia email or at 541-766-6322 (office) or 971-261-7090 (cell). |
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.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD: On December 6, 2010, the City Council passed Ordinance 2010-28, which established the Economic Development Advisory Board 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.
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.