Financing


Below are just a few of the financing resources available in Wasco County to consider as you start or grow your business.
Local Resources
These local resources each provide financing or incentives to businesses in The Dalles or Wasco County. They can also be a resource for business assistance. Don't hesitate to reach out!
 
mcedd logo shadow - Copy (2)   MCEDD provides gap loans and financing for companies creating or retaining new jobs.  MCEDD can help businesses determine what loan programs or packages best suit your needs. Contact Eric Nerdin at 541-296-2266.  
       
OIB logo   Oregon Investment Board provides loans and grants to businesses, non-profits, and local government agencies located within the National Scenic Area. Grants are generally made to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies. Contact Amanda Hoey at 541-296-2266.  
       
potd-500x100-01 - Copy   The Port of The Dalles offers financing options and incentives for businesses looking to purchase or locate on Port property. Contact Andrea Klaas at 800-901-7678.  
       
MtHoodEconAlliance - Copy (2) - Copy   Mt. Hood Economic Alliance provides gap financing through grants and loans. MHEA focuses on the creation and retention of jobs. Contact Mary McArthur at 503-228-5565.  
       
State and Federal Resources
 These programs support business development in Oregon and across the US. 
       
OrBus   Visit www.oregon4biz.com to learn more about financing and incentives available in Oregon, including: Oregon Business Development Fund, Oregon CAP, Oregon Commercial Mortgage Program, Oregon Community Development Block Grant, Oregon Industrial Development Revenue Bond Program. Or, contact Carolyn Meece at 541-298-4140 to discuss programs available.  
       
USDARD   In partnership with the private sector and community-based organizations, USDA provides financial assistance and business planning. BP helps fund projects that create or preserve quality jobs and/or promote a clean rural environment. The financial resources of BP are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. Visit their webpage for additional information.  
       
CDFI  

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs). Substantially all of the qualified equity investment must in turn be used by the CDE to provide investments in low-income communities. Visit their website for additional details.