Global leaders and national brands are discovering that business in Pendleton "packs a punch" for good reasons.
Alongside I-84, and connected by rail and several strategic state routes, the city is the hub of a wheel that includes Portland, Seattle, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Boise.
A growing airport industrial area offers new easy on-and-off highway upgrades and has fueled the growth
of the new unmanned aerospace sector that Pendleton is becoming known for.
The temperate climate and business-friendly atmosphere make Pendleton the perfect place to launch and sustain a thriving business.
The downtown Urban Renewal Program provides financial and consulting support for business start-up, business expansion or business relocation.
Pendleton has the largest regional airport in Northeast Oregon, operating as a fully-certified commercial airport with a ready complement of related equipment and services.
The airport features a publicly accessible, 24-hour National Weather Service Forecast Station and Nexrad Doppler Radar System.
The Oregon Army National Guard has proficiently operated UAVs out of the Pendleton Airport for many years, and Oregon Guard members were the original curriculum developers and instructors of Blue Mountain Community College's unmanned aerial systems course.
The Air Traffic Control Tower operates daily from 6:00am to 8:00pm with a 10-year average of 341 VFR days annually.
Luxury passenger air service is provided by Boutique Air three times daily between Pendleton and Portland, and air-cargo services are offered by Boutique Air, UPS and FedEx.
Global companies that are operating at the Pendleton Test Range are hiring locals for piloting, maintenance, logistics and more on a regular basis. NASA and the FAA, in partnership with PAE ISR, recently made the range
a research site for the integration of drones into the national airspace.
Robotics, Data and Aerospace... Pendleton is a historic town with a high-tech future.