Oregon’s city officials are more invigorated than ever about attracting new businesses and development projects, and growing the community in a responsible fashion. We’re capitalizing on tremendous momentum and are eager to share some truly exciting development opportunities available for commercial, industrial, and residential interests. We can’t wait to partner with you on bringing your next business venture to Oregon!
Commisioner of Finance
Commissioner of Public Property
Commissioner of Streets
Commissioner of Public Health and Safety
Oregon’s Economic Development Commission was reinstated in 2015 as a sign of the city’s renewed commitment to promoting the community’s growth and development. The group meets on a monthly basis to discuss strategies related to business recruitment and retention. The explicit purpose of the group is:
The economic and community development commission shall have for its purpose and goal the maintenance of the economic health of the existing community and the promotion of industrial development, commercial and retail business and other supporting services, which will provide quality job opportunities, diversify and broaden the tax base, and enhance the quality of life in the City of Oregon. The commission is authorized to coordinate its activities with such local organizations and institutions as will affect a successful program of economic and community development.
Updated in 2016, the Comprehensive Plan is Oregon's long-range guide for growth. The plan is the “blueprint” for future development. It is a “policy” document and “vision” statement that defines the City’s future economic, natural and social environment desired by its citizens. It is “comprehensive” in nature, whereby land use, major streets, utilities, and facilities are integrated into a unified scheme. The City of Oregon’s Plan does not advocate a rigid, legalistic approach to the long-term development of Oregon. Rather, the approach to planning commonly used in modern business - where ‘targets’ are set and used to establish standards and to monitor performance, but which are capable of modification as circumstances change - is proposed. The intention, therefore, is to have a plan which sets out a vision for the future, but which is flexible enough to be able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
Don Griffin, Chairman