Furniture Company's Contract with IKEA Will Mean 100 New Jobs for Oregonians
Mastercraft Furniture in Wilsonville will grow from 25 employees to more than 150 thanks to a contract with IKEA that will return jobs to the U.S. from Asia.
Oregon's enterprise zones offer a unique resource to Oregon communities, and an excellent opportunity for businesses growing or relocating in Oregon. Primarily, enterprise zones exempt businesses from local property taxes on new investments.
Sponsored by municipal or tribal governments, an enterprise zone typically serves as a focal point for local development efforts. There are currently 66 enterprise zones creating better opportunities for business investment across Oregon: 53 rural and 13 urban.
If growing employment in an enterprise zone, eligible (generally non-retail) businesses can receive total exemption from the property taxes normally assessed on new plant and equipment for at least three years (but in many cases, up to five years).
In addition, some enterprise zones can offer special business tax incentives.
An Enterprise Zone is sponsored by a local government (city, county, tribe or port). An enterprise zone involves duties and opportunities for the sponsor, especially the ability to change the zone's boundary. For local governments interested in obtaining or retaining a zone, an application period for designations occurs as needed. Rounds of designation will be announced on the following web page along with needed forms and sample materials. Learn more >>
Oregon's energy costs are among the lowest industrial rates in the U.S. averaging fewer than 5 cents per kilowatt hour in some areas. This is about half of the industrial rates in California.