Economic Development Services

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:

City of Wood Village

  1. Land Use
    1. Verification of uses in a zone: Jonathan Pierce; 503.489.6859, johnathonp@woodvillageor.gov
    2. Simple Land Use Permits: Jonathan Pierce; 503.489.6859, johnathonp@woodvillageor.gov
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review): Greg Dirks; 503.489.6854, gregd@woodvillageor.gov
  2. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Erika Olivares,  503.489.6861,  erikao@woodvillageor.gov
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Erika Olivares, 503.489.6861 erikao@woodvillageor.gov
    3. Access permits: City Streets;  Erika Olivares,  503.489.6861,  erikao@woodvillageor.gov; County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503.988.5050
    4. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits: City Streets; Erika Olivares,  503.489.6861, erikao@woodvillageor.gov; County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503.988.5050
  3. Economic Development
    1. New or Potential Development Contact: Greg Dirks; 503.489.6854, gregd@woodvillageor.gov
    2. Specific program Contacts
      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; 503.489.6854, gregd@woodvillageor.gov
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City of Troutdale

  1. Land Use – Planning & Community Development   http://www.ci.troutdale.or.us/planning/ 
    1. Verification of uses in a zone:  Mark Mccaffery; (503) 674.7228;  mark.mccaffery@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Simple Land Use Permits: Mark Mccaffery; (503) 674.7228; Mark.Mccaffery@troutdaleoregon.gov;
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review):  Mark Mccaffery; (503) 674.7228; Mark.Mccaffery@troutdaleoregon.gov;
  1. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Jodi Rogers; (503) 674-7229; jodi.rogers@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Jodi Rogers; (503) 674-7229; jodi.rogers@troutdaleoregon.gov
  1. Transportation
    1. Access permits:  City Streets; Jodi Rogers; (503) 674-7229; jodi.rogers@troutdaleoregon.gov; County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation (503) 988-5050
    2. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits: City Streets; Jodi Rogers; (503) 674-7229; jodi.rogers@troutdaleoregon.gov; County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation (503) 988-5050
  1. Economic Development
    1. New or Potential Development Contact:  Craig Ward; (503) 674.7233; craig.ward@troutdaleoregon.gov
    2. Specific program Contacts
      1. Enterprise Zone: Craig Ward; (503) 674.7233; craig.ward@troutdaleoregon.gov
      2. Urban Renewal: Craig Ward; (503) 674.7233; craig.ward@troutdaleoregon.gov

City of Fairview

  1. Land Use
    1. Verification of uses in a zone: Sarale Hickson; 503.674-6230 hicksons@ci.fairview.or.us;
    2. Simple Land Use Permits: Sarale Hickson; 503.674-6230 hicksons@ci.fairview.or.us;
    3. Major Land Use Issues (conditional uses, code issues, changes, site plan or building design review): Sarale Hickson; 503.674-6230 hicksons@ci.fairview.or.us;
  1. Building Permits
    1. Plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building permit or inspection contact for approved locations: Damon Sims, 503.674-6205 simsd@ci.fairview.or.us
    2. Applications for building construction permits: Damon Sims, 503.674-6205 simsd@ci.fairview.or.us
  1. Transportation
    1. Access permits: City Streets; Damon Sims, 503.674-6205 simsd@ci.fairview.or.us; Mouhamad Zaher 503-674-6234 zaherm@ci.fairview.or.us County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503-988-5050
    2. Street Cut or Encroachment Permits: City Streets; Damon Sims, 503.674-6205 simsd@ci.fairview.or.us Mouhamad Zaher 503-674-6234 zaherm@ci.fairview.or.us County Streets – Multnomah County Transportation 503-988-5050
  1. Economic Development
    1. New or Potential Development Contact: Erika Palmer; 503.674.6206 palmere@ci.fairview.or.us Allan Berry; 503-674-6235 berrya@ci.fairivew.or.us
    2. Specific program Contacts
      1. Enterprise Zone: Zone Manager Erika Palmer; 503.674.6206 palmere@ci.fairview.or.us

Cascade Locks

  1. All Services and Support Gordon Zimmerman, City Administrator, 541.374.8484, gzimmerman@cascade-locks.or.us; or Paul Koch, Port Manager for the Port of Cascade Locks, 541.374.8619, pkoch@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