The work of our office is a collaboration between the City of Corvallis and Benton county. We support local traded sector businesses and enhance the business climate in Benton County.

We Connect businesses with resources based on their needs, and gather feedback that we can use to build a better business climate. We can act as a liaison between businesses and permitting agencies, provide information on state and local funding opportunities, and assist businesses that are looking for space to expand or relocate in Benton County. And always, our services are free of charge and any information shared with us is confidential.

Kate Porsche

Economic Development Manager


(541) 766-6339

Jerry Sorte

Economic Development Supervisor


(541) 766-6416

Heather Stevens

Economic Development Specialist


(541) 766-6422

Kathryn Duvall

Economic Development Specialist


(541) 766-6423

Economic Development Strategic plan 2019-2021

Building on successes, preparing for the future.


View the full strategic plan >>

Economic Development Advisory Board

EDAB meets for regular meetings that are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m.

Access meeting materials>>

View Our 2019-2020 Annual Report >>

Other Boards we Support

Imagine Corvallis Action Network Advisory Board hosts regular meetings on the fourth Monday of each month at 5 p.m. Connect>>

The Climate Action Advisory Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. Connect>>


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