BUSINESS ASSISTANCE & RELOCATION

Businesses in Sisters Country prove to be pioneers of innovation. If you're looking for a great place to start or grow your business, you've come to the right place.

There are more industries in Sisters Country than meet the eye! Sisters is a quietly emerging economic center for small and mid-sized companies in a broad range of business sectors. Businesses in the industries of BioScience, TelCom, Power, Green Energy, High Tech and Software, Industrial Arts, Wood Products, Media, Outdoor Equipment, Design, Art and Music have already discovered Sisters.

The surrounding natural environment provides a spectacular setting for the Sisters community, and there are strong connections to it for personal, social and economic purposes. Sisters has a strong tourism economy because of the spectacular natural environment, but we are also a diversified and entrepreneurial economy that includes art and culture, light industry, natural resource-based business and small retail.

This economy especially supports locally conceived and owned businesses that provide a wide variety of year-round family wage employment. Highly developed local leadership and an active informed citizenry make Sisters a fine example of self-sufficiency.

Sisters incentive programs include an enterprise zone, incentives and discounts, and low SDC's. It is a town with the necessary ingredients to grow business, but hasn't lost it's hometown feel. Contact the Sisters Economic Development Director, Caprielle Lewis at 541-977-5683 or through Economic Development for Central Oregon for more information. All contacts remain confidential.

Caprielle says "I am happy to be your partner when considering starting, expanding, or relocating a business to Sisters. My toolbox is filled with resources to assist you and your company."

Other folks that can assist with your business questions are listed below: 

 

Organization Contact  Service
Economic Development for
Central Oregon (EDCO)
541-388-3236
800-342-4135
Comprehensive information and
assistance to companies relocating
to or expanding in Central Oregon.
Demographics and other statistics
Small Business Development Center
541-383-8290
Confidential business counseling
Business and marketing plan
development and review
Business seminars
Oregon Economic and
Community Development
Department (OECDD)
541-388-6266 Business loans and grants
Workforce training grants
International trade assistance
State of Oregon Employment
Department (OED)
541-388-6070
Connection point for employees and
employers. Regional and statewide
labor market statistics, Oregon
unemployment Insurance administers
The Oregon Innovation Center
(OIC)
541-312-5785
Capital needs assessment and company reviews
i2m Program (Idea to Marketplace)
The Central Oregon
Intergovernmental Council
(COIC)
541-548-8163 Business loans
Grants
Workforce skills training
Opportunity Knocks (OK) 541-318-4650
Confidential peer-to-peer group problem solving
Business seminars