If you are starting, growing, or locating your business in Wasco County there are many organizations waiting to welcome your business to our community! The organizations below are resources. Feel free to start with any of them, and they will get you to the right place to answer your questions about business development in Wasco County!
Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers deliver services to anyone who owns or operates a for profit business or is planning to start a for profit business. We work with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth from start-ups to well-established companies, from one employee to 500. We offer no-cost confidential advising, training and online courses that cover a wide range of business topics. The SBDC is located at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (541) 506-6121.
|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 or visit their website for more information.|
|The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is composed of citizens and businesses who invest time and money in joint efforts to advance civic, industrial, commercial, agricultural and general interests of the area. Executive Director Lisa Farquharson can be reached at 541-296-2231 or visit their website for more details.|
|The Dalles Main Street works partners to promote business development in Downtown The Dalles. They also work with businesses seeking facade improvement grants in Downtown The Dalles. The Dalles Mainstreet can be reached at 541-370-2966 or visit their website.|
|The Maupin Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of businesses and individuals in the South Wasco County area dedicated to improving the business climate, tourists and businesses, and ensuring that our area is a good place to live, work, visit and raise a family. Contact Kyle Suenaga at 541-993-1708 or visit their webpage.|
|The Dufur Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit corporation of businesses and individuals in the South Wasco County area dedicated to improving the business climate, tourists and businesses, and ensuring that our area is a good place to live, work, visit and raise a family.Visit their webpage for more information.|
|SCORE is a network of business mentors that provide mentorship and business counseling, workshops, and more. There are chapters located in Portland or Bend.|