Cost of Doing Business

Despite what you may have heard, Oregon is a very cost-competitive place to do business.

The Partnership recently up-dated a multi-state cost comparison for a 20-employee and a 200-employee manufacturing firm.

In comparison to other Oregon locations, Douglas County maintains a very competitive tax and cost structure for business. First, in terms of development:

And also in terms of on-going costs:

  • Very low (under $10/$1000) property taxes
  • Competitive wage rates
  • Excellent Utility Costs
    • $.04 to $.065 per kwh for industrial electricity (Pacific Power)
    • $.50 per therm for moderate industrial natural gas users; $.15 to as low as $.06 per therm for high demand users (Avista)
    • Extremely low combined heating/cooling degree days for the Pacific NW