Where Oregon Investment Advantage Applies

(Preliminary Certification Applications—July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)

The Oregon Investment Advantage (OIA) applies to companies located inside an eligible county, either on any industrially zoned site, or anywhere within the urban growth boundaries (UGB) of cities with populations of 15,000 or less.

Based on the most recently available annual unemployment and per capita income data for the past few years, the following are the counties where a business's application for preliminary certification is acceptable for the Oregon Investment Advantage:

Baker
Coos
Crook
Curry
Deschutes
Douglas
Grant
Harney
Jackson
Jefferson
Josephine
Klamath
Lake
Linn
Malheur
Umatilla
Wheeler

The following 91 Oregon cities are within the above eligible counties and have populations of 15,000 or less. Therefore, provided that the business's facility is inside the city's urban growth boundary, it can receive the Oregon Investment Advantage income tax exemption without regard to the land-use zoning code or the type of activity or operations in which the business engages for the first time in Oregon. Anywhere else in an eligible county, the facility must be on industrially zoned land and engaged in a traded-sector industry.

Adams
Adrian
Athena
Baker City
Bandon
Bonanza
Brookings
Brownsville
Burns
Butte Falls
Canyon City
Canyonville
Cave Junction
Chiloquin
Coquille
Culver
Dayville
Drain
Eagle Point
Echo
Elkton
Fossil
Gates*
Glendale
Gold Beach
Gold Hill
Granite
Greenhorn
Haines
Halfway
Halsey
Harrisburg
Helix
Hines
Huntington
Idanha*
Jacksonville
John Day
Jordan Valley
La Pine
Lakeside
Lakeview
Long Creek
Lyons
Madras
Malin
Merrill
Metolius
Mill City*
Millersburg
Milton-Freewater
Mitchell
Monument
Mt. Vernon
Myrtle Creek
Myrtle Point
North Bend
Nyssa
Oakland
Ontario
Paisley
Phoenix
Pilot Rock
Port Orford
Powers
Prairie City
Prineville
Reedsport
Richland
Riddle
Rogue River
Scio
Seneca
Shady Cove
Sisters
Sodaville
Spray
Stanfield
Sumpter
Sutherlin
Sweet Home
Talent
Tangent
Ukiah
Umatilla
Unity
Vale
Waterloo
Weston
Winston
Yoncalla

*Only for portion of incorporated/urban growth area inside eligible county.