Quarterly Report


Business Oregon has a variety of tools our team uses as they work on business development and infrastructure projects throughout the state of Oregon. Below is a table of Business Oregon investments separated by program over the fourth quarter of 2019. This does not capture all the projects Business Oregon has worked on, just those with dollars invested through the programs listed. If you have specific questions about a program, investment, or other topic, just give us a holler.

incentives, grants, & loans
72% in rural


BRF Brownfields

BEP Business Expansion

CDBG Community Development Block Grant

GSRF Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund

GRS Governor's Regional Solutions

INNO Innovation

OBDF Oregon Business Development Fund

OGB Oregon Growth Board

OIF Other Infrastructure Finance

PORT Port Programs

SDW Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund

SEIS Seismic Rehabilitation Grant

SPWF Special Public Works Fund

WW Water/Wastewater

Organization Project Description Type Approved Amount Rural/
City County House  District  Senate  District 

Brownfields Programs

Oregon State UniversityOSU-Cascades Brownfields Financing Strategy Plan$ 25,000UrbanBendDeschutes5427
Multnomah CountyInvestigation and Assessment of former LandfillGrant$ 50,163UrbanPortlandMultnomah4221
City of IndependenceSoil and Groundwater AssessmentGrant$ 20,900RuralIndependencePolk2010
City of TurnerAcquisition and cleanup of gas station propertyLoan$ 290,000RuralTurnerMarion1910
Mountain West Investment CorporationSalem-Keizer CTEC Facility CleanupForgivable Loan$ 550,240UrbanSalemMarion2111
City of TurnerAcquisition and cleanup of gas station propertyForgivable Loan$ 60,000RuralTurnerMarion1910
Total$ 996,303

Business Expansion Program

Genentech USA IncProject BugleForgivable Loan$ 500,260UrbanPortlandMultnomah
Total$ 500,260

Community Development Block Grant

City of ChiloquinWastewater DesignGrant$ 702,000RuralChiloquinKlamath5528
City of IndependenceMicroenterprise AssistanceGrant$ 97,500RuralIndependencePolk2010
City of John DayWastewater System ImprovementsGrant$ 196,500RuralJohn DayGrant6030
Total$ 996,000

Governor's Regional Solutions

Klamath Community CollegeApprenticeship and Industrial Trades CenterGrant$ 200,000RuralKlamath FallsKlamath5628
Dee Irrigation DistrictDistrict ModernizationGrant$ 63,378RuralHood RiverHood River5226
City of Hood RiverAttainable HousingGrant$ 410,000RuralHood RiverHood River5226
Sherman CountySherman Cities Broadband InitiativeGrant$ 200,000RuralMoroSherman5729
Yamhill CountyBernau Estate Biodynamic Wine & Ag ExperienceGrant$ 150,000UrbanMcminnvilleYamhill2412
Josephine CountyFire Suppression Water Pond Rehab—IV AirportGrant$ 250,000UrbanGrants PassJosephine32
Central Oregon Intergovernmental CouncilOld Commissary Small Business IncubatorGrant$ 250,000UrbanBendDeschutes5427
City of NewportBig Creek Dam Preliminary DesignGrant$ 250,000RuralNewportLincoln105
Total$ 1,773,378

Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund

Woodgrain Millwork Inc.Project MITREForgivable Loan$ 600,000RuralPrinevilleCrook
City of Milton-FreewaterMilton-Freewater AVAGrant$ 230,000RuralMilton-FreewaterUmatilla5729
The Higher Taste LTDHigher Taste ExpansionForgivable Loan$ 150,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah4221
Oregon Shakespeare Festival AssociationProject SonnetForgivable Loan$ 70,539RuralAshlandJackson53
Total$ 1,050,539


Microflow CVO IncDesign of Integrated Flow Chemistry SystemGrant$ 81,500UrbanCorvallisBenton168
Nexgarden LLCNexGarden Third Generation PrototypeGrant$ 74,132UrbanPortlandMultnomah4221
Taste For Life LLCSavorease CommercializationGrant$ 85,293UrbanHappy ValleyClackamas4824
ProMedix IncHydraSense Protoype Manufacture and Clinical StudyGrant$ 100,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah3618
Microenterprise Resources/'/ Initiatives & TrainingMulticultural Food Hub and Test Kitchen StudyGrant$ 141,500UrbanSalemMarion2211
Universal Adherence LLCCommercialization Activities for Eye Drop AdherencGrant$ 50,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah3317
Oregon Aquaculture AssociationDev. of Oregon Aquaculture Explorer PlatformGrant$ 431,246RuralTurnerMarion1910
Marker Gene Technologies Inc.Commercial Activities for Novel AssayGrant$ 99,990UrbanEugeneLane116
TheraFluor Inc.TheraFluor Product DevelopmentGrant$ 100,000UrbanCorvallisBenton168
Oregon Organic Hazelnut CooperativeOrganic Hazelnut Market Development PlanGrant$ 97,103UrbanSpringfieldLane126
Oregon State UniversitySpecialty Chemical Analytical Suite AcquisitionGrant$ 437,536UrbanCorvallisBenton168
Sparrow Pharmaceuticals Inc.Drug Proof-of-Concept and Non-Clinical ValidationGrant$ 100,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah3618
Nzumbe Inc.NeuroPredict Assay TechnologyGrant$ 150,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah4623
Elex Biotech IncNew Chemical Entity Proof of Concept (Salt Screen)Grant$ 99,636UrbanPortlandMultnomah3618
Health Technology Innovations LLCCryoDiscovery Prototype DevelopmentGrant$ 99,825UrbanBeavertonWashington3417
InPipe Energy IncorporatedInPipe Energy Commercial Field DemonstrationGrant$ 100,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah3317
VOXAPOD Inc.Voxapod Dev Tooling Market Research & ValidationGrant$ 59,914UrbanPortlandMultnomah3317
RocketMl IncCYTOBrute Combinatorial Anlysis for Biomarker DiscGrant$ 100,000UrbanLake OswegoClackamas3819
Portland State UniversityInventOR: Student Invention CompetitionGrant$ 100,000Urbanstatewidestatewide
Quantiport Inc.Commercial Activities for a Blood Volume AnalyzerGrant$ 48,500UrbanPortlandMultnomah3618
Genteel LLCNew Nozzle Design for Blood Droplet DrawGrant$ 99,700UrbanWest LinnClackamas3719
Virogenomics BioDevelopment IncCom Act for Multiple Sclerosis Drug TreatmentGrant$ 99,173UrbanTigardWashington3518
Total$ 2,755,048

Oregon Business Development Fund

RTR Services IncorporatedOBDF RE AcquisitionLoan$ 1,000,000UrbanSalemMarion1910
Digital Control Systems Inc.Building Purchase & improvementLoan$ 400,000UrbanBeavertonWashington2714
Total$ 1,400,000

Oregon Growth Board

Micro Enterprise Services of OregonLoan to CDFILoan$ 110,000UrbanPortlandMultnomah4322
Colorado Lending SourceOregon Growth FundLoan$ 150,000DenverNA
Total$ 260,000

Other Infrastructure Finance

City of WaldportWater Resiliency and Water Supply StudyGrant$ 55,000RuralWaldportLincoln105
Central Oregon Intergovernmental CouncilRegional Emergency Serv Training & Coord Ctr PlanGrant$ 50,000UrbanBendDeschutes5427
The Eugene Ballet CompanyNew Midtown Arts CenterGrant$ 700,000UrbanEugeneLane84
Harney CountyGreater Harney Valley Area Water Feasibility StudyGrant$ 42,150RuralBurnsHarney6030
Columbia County Economic TeamOMID Master PlanningGrant$ 50,000RuralSt. HelensColumbia3116
Total$ 897,150

Ports Programs

Port of GaribaldiMarketing and Financial Feasibility StudyGrant$ 20,000RuralGaribaldiTillamook3216
Total$ 20,000

Safe Drinking Water Fund

City of HainesWater Compliance Project Phase 2Loan$ 325,934RuralHainesBaker6030
Clarks Branch Water Association IncFeasibility StudyForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralMyrtle CreekDouglas21
City of BendMunicipal Watershed Entry & Education Sign ProjectGrant$ 27,170UrbanBendDeschutes5327
Laidlaw Water DistrictNew Reservoir/Meter Upgrade/TreatmentLoan$ 263,500UrbanBendDeschutes5327
Laidlaw Water DistrictNew Reservoir/Meter Upgrade/TreatmentForgivable Loan$ 141,500UrbanBendDeschutes5327
City of JacksonvilleSeismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation PlanForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralJacksonvilleJackson53
City of Gold HillSeismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation PlanForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralGold HillJackson42
Pine Grove Water DistrictWater System AssessmentForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralMaupinWasco5930
City of Junction CitySeismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation PlanForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralJunction CityLane147
City of TalentSeismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation PlanForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralTalentJackson53
City of HainesWater Compliance Project Phase 2Forgivable Loan$ 480,913RuralHainesBaker6030
City of Bay CityWell 3 Feasibility StudyForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralTillamookTillamook3216
Bay Hills Water AssociationWater System Master PlanForgivable Loan$ 20,000RuralNewportLincoln105
City of AntelopeWater System Improvements—Design and ConstructionLoan$ 170,000RuralAntelopeWasco5729
City of AntelopeWater System Improvements—Design and ConstructionForgivable Loan$ 330,000RuralAntelopeWasco5729
Total$ 1,899,017

Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program

Lincoln County School DistrictTaft Elementary School GymGrant$ 2,493,455RuralLincoln CityLincoln105
Forest Grove School DistrictTom McCall East—GymnasiumGrant$ 2,500,000RuralForest GroveWashington2915
Nestucca Valley School District 101Nestucca Junior/Senior HS Gym and CafeteriaGrant$ 2,476,280RuralCloverdaleTillamook105
Molalla River School District No. 35Clarkes Elementary SchoolGrant$ 2,498,235RuralMulinoClackamas189
Umatilla County School DistrictPilot Rock High SchoolGrant$ 2,472,230RuralPilot RockUmatilla5829
Salem-Keizer School District 24JMcNary High School Building BGrant$ 2,500,000UrbanKeizerMarion2513
Salem-Keizer School District 24JSouth Salem High School GymGrant$ 2,500,000UrbanSalemMarion2111
Sherwood School District 88JSherwood High School Gym & Locker RoomsGrant$ 2,500,000RuralSherwoodWashington2613
Seaside Public SchoolsSeaside Heights ElementaryGrant$ 2,500,000RuralSeasideClatsop3216
Three Rivers School DistrictIllinois Valley High School GymGrant$ 1,373,979RuralCave JunctionJosephine32
Tillamook School District 9Tillamook High School AuditoriumGrant$ 2,498,840RuralTILLAMOOKTillamook3216
Three Rivers School DistrictHidden Valley High School GymGrant$ 1,493,953UrbanGrants PassJosephine32
North Douglas County Fire and EMSStation 1Grant$ 2,085,267RuralDrainDouglas74
Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection DistrictBlue River StationGrant$ 73,264RuralBlue RiverLane74
Bend-La Pine School DistrictAmity Creek at Thompson Bldg. A & BGrant$ 1,428,177UrbanBENDDeschutes5427
Brookings-Harbor School District 17CAzalea Middle School GymGrant$ 1,762,199RuralBROOKINGSCurry11
South Umpqua School DistrictMyrtle Creek ElementaryGrant$ 1,608,463RuralMyrtle CreekDouglas21
Grants Pass School District 7North Middle SchoolGrant$ 2,364,855UrbanGRANTS PASSJosephine32
Harrisburg School District 7JHarrisburg Middle SchoolGrant$ 1,809,260RuralHarrisburgLinn116
Greater Albany Public Schools 8JWest Albany High School GymnasiumGrant$ 2,358,175UrbanAlbanyLinn158
Dayton School District #8Dayton Grade SchoolGrant$ 2,499,570RuralDaytonYamhill2312
Jackson County School District #4Phoenix High SchoolGrant$ 2,500,000RuralPhoenixJackson53
Jefferson County School District 509-JMetolius Elementary SchoolGrant$ 1,868,550RuralMetoliusJefferson5930
Athena-Weston School DistrictAthena-Weston School District Weston MS GymGrant$ 911,864RuralWestonUmatilla5829
Total$ 49,076,616

Special Public Works Fund

Port of Columbia County (formerly Port of Saint Helens)McNulty Industrial Park—Site CertificationGrant$ 23,000RuralColumbia CityColumbia3116
City of PrinevillePrineville Freight Depot Bitumen Transfer YardGrant$ 20,000RuralPrinevilleCrook5528
City of Umatilla6th Street Waterline ImprovementsLoan$ 710,000RuralUmatillaUmatilla5729
Lane CountyGoshen Industrial Area Wastewater DesignGrant$ 30,000UrbanEugeneLane137
Laidlaw Water DistrictNew Well & PumpLoan$ 75,211UrbanBendDeschutes5327
City of HalseySouth Halsey Industrial Area UGB Engineering RptGrant$ 43,360RuralHalseyLinn116
City of TillamookCity Hall RehabilitationLoan$ 1,000,000RuralTillamookTillamook3216
Linn CountySeven Mile Lane Road ImprovementsGrant$ 175,000UrbanAlbanyLinn158
City of WaldportWaldport Industrial Park Preferred Options StudyGrant$ 60,000RuralWaldportLincoln105
City of SeasideSchool Campus Water Tank Design & ConstructionLoan$ 5,000,000RuralSeasideClatsop3216
Columbia CountyRainier Flood Damage Reduction SystemGrant$ 100,000RuralSt. HelensColumbia3116
Port of ToledoTechnical Assistance for City Sewer ConnectionGrant$ 60,000RuralToledoLincoln105
Total$ 7,296,571

Water/Wastewater Fund

City of ArlingtonWater System Master Plan—2020Grant$ 20,000RuralArlingtonGilliam5729
Salishan Sanitary DistrictWastewater Facilities PlanGrant$ 20,000RuralGleneden BeachLincoln105
City of GlendaleWWTP Influent Pump Station and CollectionLoan$ 721,868RuralGlendaleDouglas21
City of GlendaleWWTP Influent Pump Station and CollectionGrant$ 721,868RuralGlendaleDouglas21
City of ToledoSF Mainline Replacement & Collection System ImprovLoan$ 325,000RuralToledoLincoln105
City of ToledoSF Mainline Replacement & Collection System ImprovGrant$ 325,000RuralToledoLincoln105
Odell Sanitary DistrictOutfall Heat Management Feasibility StudyGrant$ 20,000RuralOdellHood River5226
Total$ 2,153,736