The Oregon Business Development Department
(OBDD) dba Business Oregon is an agency of the government
of the U.S. state
, providing support of economic and community development and cultural enhancement through administration of a variety of programs of incentives, financial support, and technical assistance to businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups, industries, and local and regional governments and districts.
It is governed by a seven-member commission, appointed by the governor, which guides department policies and strategies to implement its mission: to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
In addition, the Oregon Arts Commission
receives administrative support from the agency, and the semi-privatized Oregon Film and Video Office
receives direct monetary support.
Its headquarters is in Salem, Oregon
and it maintains twelve regional offices in locations throughout the state.
Divisions, bureaus and sections
- Director's Office
- Human Resources
- Fiscal and Budget Services
- Infrastructure Finance Authority
- Program Services & Coordinators
- Regional Services & Coordinators
- Ports Section
- Financial Services Division
- Business Innovation and Trade Development Division
- Business Services Section
- Emerging Small Business Services