Eastern Oregon Region

Eastern Oregon is home to a diverse landscape of wild rivers, high deserts, spectacular Blue Mountains and the Wallowas. Bordering Southeastern Washington and Western Idaho, the region has an abundance of land and resources available for a variety of industries. The region has unique access to river, rail and interstate transportation systems.

Advanced Manufacturing and Forestry & Wood Products are examples of growing industries in Eastern Oregon.

Read about these successful companies and projects in the region:

Regional Resources

Business Oregon and its economic development partners work with local companies to spur job growth and retention in each region of the state.

Team Members

Business Oregon
Melisa Drugge, Business Development Officer
(Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties)

Larry Holzgang, Business Development Officer
(Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake counties)

Shanna Bailey, Regional Coordinator
(Baker, Union and Wallowa counties)

Tawni Bean, Regional Coordinator
(Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla and Wheeler counties)

Regional Solutions
Scott Fairley, Regional Coordinator

Key Partners

Economic Development
Northeastern Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD)
Additional economic development partners in the region

Ports
Port of Arlington
Port of Morrow
Port of Umatilla

Public Higher Education
Eastern Oregon University, La Grande
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton
Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario
Additional educational institutions

Tribes
Burns Paiute Tribe
Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation