Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region Board

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board was created in the 2017 legislative session to implement investment strategies and practices in workforce and economic development in the region and to make loans or grants to eligible applicants for encouraging regional workforce and economic development.

MapThe Eastern Oregon Border area is defined that part of Oregon that is within 20 miles of the Oregon border with the state of Idaho; that includes, but is not limited to the cities of Ontario, Nyssa, and Vale; includes Willow Creek and Brogan; is an area in Oregon that is across the border from Weiser, Idaho; and is an area southwest of Vale for a distance of 10 miles.

The board has seven voting members and one nonvoting member and manages several loan and grant programs to fund projects in the region.

We are currently accepting applications for several programs. Visit the Programs page for details.