Douglas County & Roseburg Area’s Lead Economic Development Organization

Douglas County and Roseburg are located on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon. While largely rural (and beautiful), the County has numerous large, well-served industrial sites; a highly-motivated workforce; and good transportation options. We believe the best proof of Douglas County’s viability as a business location is the large number of businesses that continue to grow and thrive here.

Oregon has the #1 Lowest Total Effective Business Tax Rate (Ernst & Young C.O.S.T. Study, 2012) and a “Top 10 Lowest Cost of Doing Business”  (CNBC, 2011).

Douglas County has very low industrial land costs ($50,000-$75,000 per acre)–with credits available for job creation when purchasing County-owned land– and NO County-wide System Development Charges or impact fees. Please explore our site for more information on the business environment and cost advantages of Douglas County.

The Partnership actively assists businesses:

  • establish new markets
  • improve efficiency
  • tackle permitting and regulatory challenges
  • find new sites
  • resolve workforce challenges
  • make use of incentives
  • integrate into our community.

 

Our Founding Partners are:

Douglas County

  • Douglas County owns and actively develops industrially zoned lands. The Douglas County Industrial Development Board is engaged in the management of these lands. Douglas County is a primary funder of the Partnership.
 
City of Roseburg

 CCD Business Development Corp

  • CCD manages several business lending programs and actively supports community and economic development throughout Coos, Curry and DouglasCounties.
 
Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce

  • The Roseburg Area Chamber brings together a diverse group of private sector businesses and advocates for the interests of its membership.  The Chamber is actively involved in business development, education, and tourism promotion.   The Chamber hosts the Roseburg Visitor Center.

 

 
 The Partnership also works closely with:  
 Umpqua Community College-Workforce Training

  • Customized workforce training.

 

 
Umpqua Training & Employment

  • Provides training services to individuals and businesses and recruitment services.
 

The Partnership’s primary focus is retention and recruitment of businesses that sell products or services beyond the local trade area. However, we recognize that the overall health of the local economy depends on many different factors. We support the many organizations that promote the economic health of Douglas County. 

If you currently run or are considering starting a small business, please consider checking out:
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Umpqua Community College

  • Your first stop for learning about how to start, grow, or improve your “small” business.

 

 
 Umpqua Business Center

  • A “business incubator” hosting and serving early stage businesses in Roseburg.

 

 
 NeighborWorks Umpqua

  • A Community Development Corporation providing microenterprise assistance and sponsor of Think Local Umpqua, an independent business alliance. NeighborWorks Umpua runs Umpqua Local Goods in partnership with Phoenix School. Umpqua Local Goods features local products and houses a commercial kitchen available by the hour.

 

 
 YES! Young Entrepreur Society of Umpqua

  • A networking group of local entrepreneurs, for the young of spirit.
 

 

Douglas County is not only a great area to do business, but also a tremendous place to have fun. For information on local amenities in the “Land of Umpqua,” here are a few places to start:

 

For information about the membership of The Partnership vist the About Us page. The following organizations are our Founding Partners, Sustaining Sponsors, and Vision Sponsors: