Incentives and Public Financing 



The State of Oregon and local agencies within Columbia County offer a range of public incentives and financing options to promote hiring and strengthen the competitiveness of local firms. This is accomplished by reducing the costs of doing business and providing access to capital. Most of these programs are geared toward manufacturing, logistics, processing, and other "traded-sector businesses". 



Below is a great video produced by the Economic Development folks in Bend, Oregon, explaining the importance of "traded sector" jobs: