Toni Webb, Director
Grants Pass, Oregon, in beautiful Josephine County, is known as the Banana Belt of the Northwest. In fact, our city motto is, “It’s the Climate!” Strategically located on I-5, between Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA, we offer hassle-free assistance to help you relocate or start your business here.
Average office rent is under $1 per square foot, and Josephine County boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in Oregon. With great schools, new hospitals, and hometown charm, you’ll immediately feel welcomed to our community!
Live, work, and PLAY in the Great Outdoors of Southern Oregon–both the Coast and popular winter sports are about an hour away. Enjoy snowsports and skiing in one of Oregon’s prettiest winter settings, Mt. Ashland.
The Josephine County Economic Development Alliance (JCEDA) promotes Josephine County as one of Oregon’s best business locations. We offer free, confidential services and resources to help companies expand or relocate to the beautiful Southern Oregon area.
Property tax abatement, tax credits, no sales tax, the Oregon Investment Advantage Program, and the Oregon Business Expansion Program are a few of the attractive incentives to help you start up, grow, or relocate your business. Your business may qualify for a loan if it will be creating or retaining jobs in Josephine County and you need financing for:
- non-speculative land purchase
- new buildings including construction/owner occupied
- machinery and equipment
- start-up and working capital (limited to 50% of loan proposal)