Corvallis Benton Economic Development

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Helping Businesses Innovate, Grow and Thrive.

Helping businesses innovate, grow and thrive in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Serving a diverse business population, ranging from high tech, food and beverage, and advanced engineering.

Key Industries

Clusters of high tech,  food and beverage, and advanced engineering firms are here. Click here to view all our industries.

Metrics for Success

Your business thrives on data, and so do we. View the latest regional metrics and macro-trends online.

Recent News

Amazing things are happening in our region. Click here to read all about our companies.

From the Mid-Valley to the World

In Corvallis and Benton County, success is built from the ground up, starting with partnerships among business, government and civic leaders. We’re all working toward the same goal: economic prosperity for the entire mid-valley region. With strong communities focused on healthy lifestyles and top-notch education, the region is ideal for businesses looking to hire or relocate a workforce. And the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Corvallis and Benton County, thanks to the support and investment from our partners at Oregon State University. Let us introduce you to a region that has rediscovered its strengths and forged the partnerships that will help you create success.

Gizmos, gadgets and great ideas at innovation expo

With the Willamette Innovators Network annual expo you’re never quite sure what you are going to get. So you walk into the CH2M Alumni Center … keep your eyes open … and find …Read more...

Nelson heads to retirement; wide-ranging career includes stops with Albany City Council and economic development work

Nelson, 65, is finishing a six-year run as economic development manager for the city of Corvallis and Benton County at the close of a diverse career that included 11 years on the Albany City Council, 12 years running an oxygen plant at Albany’s Air Products &...

What is Urban Renewal?

Urban renewal is an economic development tool that provides funding for projects in specific areas in cities. It has been used for decades in cities around the country, including more than 100 urban renewal areas in Oregon. It is...

This 65-Year-Old Woman Popularized Farm Stays In America

Most 50-year-olds in America are focused on contributing to their 401(k)s and setting themselves up for a happy retirement. And then there's Scottie Jones. She decided to become a farmer. Before buying a sixty acre farm in Alsea, Oregon, Jones and her...

The best small cities to start a small business

America has become the veritable poster child of the startup era. It’s hard to look at the surge of self-made billionaires across all industries within the US and their humble startup beginnings and not feel a certain amount of awe. Things around here show no sign of...

Twedt’s Life in Farming

The farm comprises 130 acres today, with many orchards situated across Highway 20. Sprague says his father lives to work. Twedt wakes most mornings at 5:30 and starts work, perhaps cutting branches in one of the orchards or picking prunes or doing bookkeeping for the...

Launching pad: Expansion boosts OSU incubator for high-tech startups

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is primarily a research facility, but for the moment the people in lab coats may be outnumbered by the people in hard hats and safety vests. A major expansion is underway at ATAMI, an academic-industrial research...

Cider Maker Stays Close to Home

2 Towns Ciderhouse is putting down roots. Launched in a Corvallis mini-storage unit in 2010, the fast-growing company has already moved its headquarters three times as it scrambles to keep pace with surging demand for its hard apple cider. But Lee Larsen, the...

Corvallis Foundry: Empowering Visionaries

Upon arriving to the Corvallis Foundry, you would never know that it’s been in its new home for only six weeks. Brad Attig has been hard at work moving from the old 800 square foot location to a larger and more versatile space. In addition to a new home, the Foundry...

Why I Stayed: 10 College Grads on Why They Made Their College Town Home

From job opportunities to social circles to breakfast tacos, here's what inspired people to settle down in their college towns. By Winona Dimeo-Ediger on April 26, 2018 11:33 AM Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedInShare The just-released...

Traded Sector

Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Officer explains why traded sector businesses are so crucial for a thriving community.

Featured New Stories

Amazing things are happeing in our region.  Click on the articles to read more.

What is Urban Renewal?

What is Urban Renewal?

Urban renewal is an economic development tool that provides funding for projects in specific areas in cities. It has been used for decades in cities around the country, including more than 100 urban renewal areas in Oregon. It is...

Oregon’s small-nuke company wins $40M federal grant

Oregon’s small-nuke company wins $40M federal grant

By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Apr 27, 2018, 12:23pm PDTUpdatedApr 27, 2018, 1:33pm NuScale Power LLC, the small-scale nuclear power company founded in Corvallis, has won a $40 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The company...

“The Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office has been instrumental in coordinating the continuing growth of 2 Towns Ciderhouse."

-Aaron Sarnoff-Wood, Co-Founder
2 Towns Ciderhouse

Economic Developoment Team

Reach out to us today to get the help you need to grow, to relocate or to get the news out about your business.

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Economic Development Manager.

Read more about Tom by clicking on this link. 

Phone: 541-766-6339

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Our economic developoment officers are here to help your buisness grow, and thrive.  Send us your information so we can get in contact with you.