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AFFORDABLE

  • Bare ground with highway access: $1-$1.50 per square foot.
  • Recent construction industrial buildings: $25-$30 per square foot.
  • Industrial power rates can be as low as 6.5 cents per kilowatt hour.
  • County-owned industrial land discounted $5,000 per full-time job created.

 

WORKFORCE

  • County work-force is approximately 40,000.
  • Umpqua Community College is a top 50 community college in the country.
  • UCC offers a 2 year engineering degree has an articulation agreement with Oregon State.
  • Highly-motivated; excellent retention rates.

 

BUSINESS FRIENDLY

  • County building department regularly issues building permits in 2 weeks.
  • Southern Oregon is known as the “State of Jefferson” because we prize individual liberty.

 

ACCESS

  • Douglas County is halfway between Seattle and San Francisco.
  • Numerous 1-5 accessible sites are available.

 

LIFESTYLES

  • The Umpqua Valley AVA has been dubbed:  “America’s Last Great Undiscovered Wine Region.”
  • Three local wineries listed in the Portland Monthly Magazine as “Oregon’s 50 Best Wines in 2014” 
  • Four-season fishing on the Umpqua River: Winter Steelhead, Spring Chinook, Summer Stealhead, Coho, spring Shad and summer smallmouth.
  • Mercy Medical Center received an “A” grade for safety from the national Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

 

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Seven Feathers Casino Resort:  Southern Oregon’s largest casino
  • Wildlife Safari of Winston: 600 acre accredited zoological park.
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort: Golf Digest rated in the top 20 in the U.S.
  • Crater Lake National Park has the deepest lake in the U.S., one of the clearest in the world.
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area: the largest area of dunes in the country, prime motorized off-road recreation.
  • North Umpqua Trail:  almost 80 miles of scenic hiking and “epic” mountain biking.