Second Annual Douglas County Entrepreneur Fair

Second Annual Douglas County Entrepreneur Fair Will Feature Keynotes from Ninkasi Brewing and Wild Friends Nut Butter and Three Training Tracks Roseburg, Oregon        May 1, 2013 A coalition of economic development organizations, including the Umpqua Community College SBDC (Small Business Development Center), the Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County, and the Umpqua Business […]

“Med Ed” effort gets some attention

The Partnership has been working for several months on a research effort to evaluate the potential of establishing a new institution of higher education in central Douglas County. The key players in the feasibility study are The Partnership, Mercy Medical Center of Roseburg, and Mercy College of Des Moines, Iowa. Currently, the group, is mining data on […]

Industrial tour focused on distribution centers in Douglas County

Twenty-five local business people from a variety of backgrounds participated in a tour of four local companies heavily involved in distribution on October 30. The tour was arranted by The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County and co-sponsored by Umpqua Community College. The four tour stops were and Harbor Wholesale (both based in […]

News Review article on industrial land designation, access to new incentives

“Three Douglas County properties get boost to attract developers” Ryan Imondi,  November 1, 2012, The News Review Three vacant pieces of property in job-starvedDouglasCountyhave received a special designation by state economic development officials to make them more attractive to industrial developers. The 32-acre Sutherlin Industrial Park, 130 acres along Del Rio Road at Winchester and […]

Douglas County Sites Designated Regionally Significant Industrial Areas

The Back Nine (130 acres), Stearns Lane (200 acres), and Sutherlin Industrial Park (32 acres)–collectively the Central Douglas Regionally Significant Industrial Area–was approved by the State of Oregon’s Economic Recovery Council on September 28. This deisgnation means that the industrial zoning for each of these sites is protected, the sites can be given preference in […]

New flyers for County-owned industrial land

Douglas County is now offering buyer broker commission on the County-owned industrial parks … flyers for all of the sites that we are currently marketing are on our sites page. The publically-owned industrial lands are all I-5 accessible, small- to medium-sized (5 to 20 acres), and are offered below market price to companies that will expand […]

Angel investing effort in Douglas County?

A group of interested individuals recently met at the new Umpqua Business Center… (in case you haven’t heard, the Center is open!) to discuss Angel investing and, more specifically, the angel conference model, which has generated a lot activity in Oregon. Tim Berry, who is affiliated with the Willamette Angel Conference, and Steve Vincent, founder […]

Virtual Incubator open for business!

SBDC Launches “Virtual Incubator” Program legal steroids The local Small Business Development Center will be providing services at the Umpqua Business Center — currently scheduled to open May 1. However, services through the SBDC for interested clients are available NOW.  Click here for more info. zp8497586rq