Willamette Valley Region

The Willamette Valley's bountiful land and winding rivers produces nursery products, added-value food products and revered wines enjoyed throughout the world. This region also is home to many advanced manufacturers and some of Oregon's Signature Research centers advancing innovation in Oregon industries.

Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technology and High Technology are examples of growing industries in the Willamette Valley Region.

Successful companies and projects in the region:

  • Mission Foods
  • Garmin
  • NW UAV
  • Apel
  • Perpetua
  • Polk County Wineries

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
Dennie Houle, Regional Development Officer
(Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties)

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

Michelle Bilberry, Regional Program Manager
(Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties)

Key Partners

Economic Development
Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)
McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
Lane Metro Partnership
Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development
Additional economic development partners in the region

Public Higher Education
Oregon State University, Corvallis
University of Oregon, Eugene
Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Chemeketa Community College, Salem
Lane Community College, Eugene
Linn-Benton Community College, Albany
Additional educational institutions

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde