Economic Development

Contact us

For economic development questions, contact:

Steve Chrisman

Economic Development Manager



For urban renewal questions, contact:

Charles Denight

PDC Associate Director

Economic Development Commission

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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013
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Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
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3:00 PM

The Economic Development Commission meets in the Administrative Conference Room at City Hall, 500 SW Dorion Ave.

Business Licenses

Business licenses are required for anyone wishing to do business in Pendleton. In 2008, 1,099 licenses were issued, 232 of which were issued to businesses located outside city limits. Basic fees are currently $100 for businesses inside city limits and $160 for those outside. Of the funds received from the basic licenses, 75% goes to the Pendleton Economic Development Committee to fund the full time Economic Development Director position, and 25% goes to the Pendleton Convention Center.

Pendleton City Profile

Image: Overlook of PendletonDevelopment opportunities abound with numerous incentives to new or expanding business and industries.

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Potential Pendleton Business,

On behalf of the businesses and citizens of Pendleton, and as Mayor of the City of Pendleton, I welcome you to look over our community and hopefully decide that Pendleton is the place for you. We pride ourselves in creating public/private relationships that accommodate your needs and provide our community with new or expanded businesses.

The City of Pendleton has an Enterprise Zone that offers three years of tax abatement for a manufacturing business.

Pendleton Local Incentive Package

The City of Pendleton is in a designated Enterprise Zone. Some of the incentives of the Enterprise Zone are as follows:

Economic Development

Considering Pendleton as a location for your business?

Planning to expand a business?

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!  Let us negotiate with your firm.

For more information click here.

Round-Up Business Licenses & Info

This is the information to apply for a City of Pendleton Round-up Business License.  The Round-up Business License application will be reviewed and must be approved prior to issuance of the license.

For additional information contact the City of Pendleton Finance office at 541-966-0207.

Pendleton Main Street Cowboys

Pendleton Round-Up

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