Business-Friendly Environment in Douglas County

Southern Oregon and Northern California collectively have been called the “Land of Jefferson” because we prize individual liberty and freedom. As a location with a strong tradition in resource-based economies, Douglas County remains supportive of those who take risks to build economic opportunities for themselves and others. The political culture reflects the areas history and is strongly pro-business.

Douglas County is home to many successful businesses. The County has tremendous opportunities, particularly for businesses that seek large, well-served industrial sites; a highly-motivated workforce; and a relatively rural location with an unusual combination of outstanding natural, social, and business infrastructure, all in a very cost-competitive location with good transportation options

The County hosts many home-grown business that export their products and services throughout the nation and the world, and a number of businesses that have moved here, attracted by the tremendous combination of a supportive business environment and incredible natural amenities. 

The County’s legacy as a center for wood product manufacturing has allowed the development of a culture that values hard work, including production occupations, and allowed for the development of environment that supports world-class manufacturing:

Roseburg Forest Products, head-quartered in Douglas County, employs nearly two thousand Douglas County residents in some of the most sophisticated engineered wood products-producing facilities in the world. Even as RFP expands with acquisitions in the southeast U.S., it continues to invest tens of millions in production facilities here in Douglas County.

Mercy Medical Center is consistently rated a top-50 hospital in the nation.

Umpqua Community College was recently ranked as a top 15 community college in the country (out of over 1,300).

Demographics       

The majority of County’s 108,000 residents lives within 5 miles of Interstate 5. Currently, our region has higher than the average statewide unemployment levels and has a highly-motivated workforce interested in securing family wage jobs. Residents who live here are committed to Douglas County and can form the back-bone of a very stable workforce.

More Data

Douglas County Economic Indicators (OLMIS – Labor/Workforce Data)

Oregon Community Profiles (Business – Business Establishments, Industry Information)

 2014 DC Top 15 Employers: List of the top 15 Employers in Douglas County

Listed below are the top 15 Employers of Douglas County

1. Roseburg Forest Product 

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
1,890 1,800 1,757 1,936 1,939 Yes Wood Products/Mfg/Plywood/Veneer

 

2. Mercy Medical Center - Roseburg

 2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  Union  Sector
 1,033  1,124  1,139  1,064  1,100  Yes Hospital/Medical Health Care

3. Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort 

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
691 650 767 769 735 No Resort & Casino

4. TMS Call Centers

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union    Sector
619 562 349 221 225 No   Business Services Call Center

5. Swanson Group

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
527 475 450 292 324 No   Wood Products/Lumber mfg

 6. First Call Resolution – Roseburg

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
335 308 300* 250* 276 No Business Services / Call Center

7. Umpqua Bank - Roseburg

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010  Union Sector
299  294  310 286  N/A   No  Commercial Banking / Financial Institution

8. Orenco Systems  

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
243 250 257 232 190 No  Sewage Disposal Systems / Waste Water Solutions

 9. A&M Transport, Inc.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
220-215 220-215 215 N/A N/A No Trucking/Transportation

10. Douglas County Forest Products

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
160 160 150 150 150 No Wood Products/Lumber

11. FCC Commercial Furniture

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
158 158 140 119 120 No Furniture/Fixture mfg

12. Umpqua Dairy

 2014  2013  2012  2011 2010  Union  Sector
 139  142  149  157  165  No  Mfg Dairy Products

13.  Sherm’s Thunderbird #4

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
125 170 175 182 197 No Retail Grocery

14. Caddock Electronics, Inc.

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
125-175 125-175 125-175 125-175 125-175 No Mfg/Design Electronic Equipment

15.  Ingram Book Company

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Union Sector
119 117 127 170 171 No Book Wholesale Distribution

* Seasonal workers included in numbers

Please Note: Additional employers were contacted in Douglas County, but due to corporate policies were unable to supply actual employee numbers or employment information. This information has been updated on January 10, 2014