Economic Development Contact Resources

Our Chamber Economic Development Committee will provide you with direct contact in our area, and an advocate for your interests. Each of our communities has programs designed to assist economic development. From tax abatement programs in the Enterprise Zone, direct assistance from Urban Renewal Districts, to direct fee waivers for tenant improvements in an existing building, we have a range of programs to support your business.

Land available in the region includes significant holdings by the Port of Portland (www.portofportland.com), Port of Cascade Locks (www.portofcascadelocks.org), and significant private holdings available for development along with existing structures that may be your perfect leasing opportunity. Private property availability can be viewed at www.commercialmls.com, or http://greaterportlandinc.com/featured-properties

Make the right connection in our communities to assist you in your issues by contacting one of the following:

Wood Village

  1. Land Use
    1. Verification of uses in a zone: Johnathon Pierce; 503-489-6859, pwc@woodvillageor.gov
    2. Simple Land Use Permits: Johnathon Pierce; 503-489-6859, pwc@woodvillageor.gov
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review): Johnathon Pierce; 503-489-6859, pwc@woodvillageor.gov
  1. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Erika Olivares, 503-489-6861,  building@woodvillageor.gov
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Erika Olivares, 503-489-6861, building@woodvillageor.gov 
    3. Access permits: City Streets; Erika Olivares, 503-489-6861 building@woodvillageor.gov, County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503-988-5050
    4. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits – City Streets: Johnathon Pierce; 503-489-6859, pwc@woodvillageor.gov 
    5. County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503-988-5050
  1. Economic Development
    1. New or Potential Development Contact: Greg Dirks; 503-489-6854, GregD@woodvillageor.gov
      1. Enterprise Zone: Greg Dirks; 503-489-6854, GregD@woodvillageor.gov
      2. Zone Manager:  Greg Dirks;  503-489-6854,  GregD@woodvillageor.gov
      3. Urban Renewal: Greg Dirks; 503-489-6856,  GregD@woodvillageor.gov

Troutdale

  1. Land Use
    1. Verification of uses in a zone:  Chris Damgen; (503) 674.7228; chris.damgen@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Simple Land Use Permits:  Chris Damgen; (503) 674.7228; chris.damgen@troutdaleoregon.gov
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review):  Chris Damgen; (503) 674-7228; chris.damgen@troutdaleoregon.gov
  1. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Ben Gardner; (503) 674-7229; ben.gardner@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Ben Gardner; (503) 674-7229; ben.gardner@troutdaleoregon.gov
  1. Transportation
    1. Access permits:  City Streets; Ben Gardner; (503) 674-7229; ben.gardner@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits – City Streets:  Ben Gardner; (503) 674-7229; ben.gardner@troutdaleoregon.gov   
    3. County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation (503) 988-5050
  1. Economic Development
    1. Inquiries or Potential Development; Marlee Boxler; (503) 674-7248; marlee.boxler@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Specific programs – Enterprise Zone, Urban Renewal:  Marlee Boxler; (503) 674-7248; marlee.boxler@troutdaleoregon.gov

Fairview

  1. Land Use
    1. Verification of uses in a zone: Sarah Selden; 503-674-6242; seldens@ci.fairview.or.us
    2. Simple Land Use Permits: Sarah Selden; 503-674-6242; seldens@ci.fairview.or.us
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review): Sarah Selden; 503-674-6242; seldens@ci.fairview.or.us
  1. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Yvette Lock; 503-674-6205; locky@ci.fairview.or.us
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Yvette Lock; 503-674-6205;  locky@ci.fairview.or.us
  1. Transportation
    1. Access permits: City Streets; Yvette Lock; 503-674-6205;  locky@ci.fairview.or.us; Miguel Sanchez; 503-674-6234; sanchezm@ci.fairview.or.us
    2. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits – City Streets:  Miguel Sanchez; 503-674-6205; sanchezm@ci.fairview.or.us 
    3. County Streets –  Miguel Sanchez; 503-674-6205; sanchezm@ci.fairview.or.us; Multnomah County Transportation:  503-988-5050 
  1. Economic Development
    1. New or Potential Development Contact: Sarah Selden; 503-674-6206 seldens@ci.fairview.or.us; Allan Berry; 503-674-6235 berrya@ci.fairivew.or.us
    2. Specific program Contacts
      1. Enterprise Zone: Zone Manager: Sarah Selden; 503-674-6206 seldens@ci.fairview.or.us

Cascade Locks

  1. All Services and Support Gordon Zimmerman, City Administrator, 541.374.8484, gzimmerman@cascade-locks.or.us; or Olga Kaganova, Port General Manager for the Port of Cascade Locks, 541-374-2407, okaganova@portofcascadelocks.org

Unincorporated Areas in Multnomah or Hood River Counties can be coordinated through our committee. Let us help you find the person you need by contacting us at info@westcolumbiagorgechamber.com-