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.

Successful companies and projects in the region:

  • Tasty Bake
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Snack Alliance
  • Ochoco Lumber Wood Pellets
  • Northwood RV
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • ZeaChem

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
Ryan DeGrofft, Regional Development Officer
(Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, and Wheeler counties)

Allison Field, Regional Development Officer
(Grant, Harney, and Malheur counties)

Brian McDowell, Regional Development Officer
(Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties)

Shanna Bailey, Regional Program Manager
(Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa counties)

Key Partners

Economic Development
Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC)
Northeastern Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD)
Additional economic development partners in the region

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

Burns Paiute Tribe
Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation