Building a Business

Welcome to Wasco County! We are located 90 miles east of Portland along the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Wasco County sits at the junction of major east-west and north-south highways, and provides easy access to both regional airports and Portland International as well as rail and barge transportation routes. In addition to these locational advantages there are many resources to support you as you look to start, grow, or locate your business in Wasco County. 

Wasco County does not require a business license. However, businesses must be registered with the State of Oregon. Click here to find out more about state registry.

Each of the following sections of the website provide information on starting, growing, or locating a business in our community.  Visit the pages that are useful to you, and reach out to the EDC Staff listed on the Contact Us section with any questions.

Starting a Business Business Support Financing    Workforce  Siting a Business 

COVID-19 Resources for Business
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District is collecting information from a variety of resources on their Economic Resiliency and COVID-19 Resources pages. Additional resources are listed on our Business Impact and Recovery page. 

For additional information on response more broadley in Wasco County, please visit this page