Coast Region

The Oregon coast is not only a gateway to the Pacific Ocean, its home to must-see tourist destinations; home to the West Coast's largest commercial fishing fleet, the NOAA Fleet Headquarters and is emerging as an area of economic growth for manufacturing and export businesses. The Southwest Coast is known for its natural beaches and recreation, and is home to the largest commercial port on Oregon's coast and connected to the I-5 corridor by the Coos Rail Line.

Advanced Manufacturing, especially food processing and aviation sectors, is an example of growing industry in the Coast Region.

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
Melanie Olson, Regional Development Officer
(Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties)

Melissa Murphy, Regional Development Officer
(Lincoln and Lane counties)

Sean Stevens, Regional Development Officer
(Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties)

Becky Bryant, Regional Program Manager
(Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties)

Michelle Bilberry, Regional Program Manager
(Lane and Lincoln counties)

Tawni Bean, Regional Program Manager
(Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties)

Regional Solutions
Alex Campbell, Regional Coordinator
(Coos, Curry and Douglas counties)

Mark Ellsworth, Regional Coordinator
(Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln and Tillamook counties)

Jackie Mikalonis, Regional Coordinator
(Benton, Lane, Linn and Lincoln counties)

Key Partners

Economic Development
Oregon Cascades West Economic Development District
Central Coast Economic Development Alliance
Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR)
Columbia County Economic Development Team
Coos, Curry, Douglas Business Development Corp.
South Coast Development Council
Umpqua Economic Development Partnership
Additional economic development partners in the region

Port of Alsea
Port of Astoria
Port of Bandon
Port of Brookings Harbor
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Port of Coquille River
Port of Garibaldi
Port of Gold Beach
Port of Nehalem
Port of Newport
Port of Port Orford
Port of Columbia County (formerly St. Helens)
Port of Siuslaw
Port of Tillamook Bay
Port of Toledo
Port of Umpqua

Public Higher Education
Clatsop Community College, Astoria
Oregon Coast Community College, Newport
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay
Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook
Additional educational institutions

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw
Coquille Indian Tribe
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Confederated Tribes of Siletz