ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN OREGON TO START A NEW BUSINESS
Opportunity is knocking.
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
A growing aerospace sector.
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.
Charming hillside homes.
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.
Great soldiers, great employees.
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.
Historic downtown Pendleton offers a relaxed lifestyle.
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.
Easy on/off major interstate.
We've got the right team.
Susan Christensen, Exec. Dir.
Greater Eastern Oregon Dev. Corp.
GROW WITH GEODC
Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) is regionally charged with supporting job creation and economic growth within NE Oregon by assisting to create, retain, and expand businesses.
GEODC offers a variety of lending programs for building acquisition, new construction, and working capital.
Gail Nelson, ED Coordinator
Umatilla County BOC
If your business could use a little help, Umatilla County Economic Development is a great place to start.
Local Urban Renewal grants, enterprise zones, and county, state and federal economic development funds are available for a variety of target sector industries like technology, agriculture and tourism.
Velda Arnaud, Dept. Chair BMCC Business Admin
The Pendleton Chamber of Commerce serves its members by promoting commerce and tourism for the prosperity of the region and its citizens.
Whether you’re creating a plan to start or grow a business in Pendleton, or looking for the best place to relocate your entire organization, we have resources to help.