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Business & Economic Developmentnp_dept_logos_cd_colorNorth Plains, Oregon is conveniently located on the edge of Oregon’s Silicon Forest, just 10 minutes from Intel’s Ronler Acres in Hillsboro and a convenient 17 miles west of Downtown Portland. As a small city with a growing economy, we focus on smart, visionary growth that benefits both businesses and residents.

The City of North Plains has a vibrant business community that spans a variety of sectors, from retail to maritime, and aerospace to high-tech. Oregon Canadian and Jewett Cameron are two of North Plains’ larger employers, but we also welcome and work with many small businesses.

Whether you’re looking to start, relocate, or expand your North Plains business, we’d love to assist you with finding the right spot, navigating our processes, and obtaining resources or other assistance.

In order to ensure that future growth maintains the character and livability of North Plains, a North Plains Economic Development Committee was formed by City Council in 2018. This committee works to foster proactive economic development and encourage increases in both the local tax base as well as opportunities for local employment in the City of North Plains. This committee also makes recommendations for the City Council regarding the implementation of the 2035 North Plains Vision to guide business growth and development in the community, the Housing Needs Analysis, and Economic Opportunity Analysis.


The following pages provide information about starting, relocating, and expanding your North Plains business. North Plains welcomes all businesses and City staff is willing and happy to assist you with finding the right spot, navigating our processes, and obtaining assistance. North Plains Chamber of Commerce is also a resource to visit.

Business Assistance

Business License Forms

Business Incentives & Assistance

Moving or Starting Your Business

Starting Your Business

Taxes and Business Costs
Economic Development CommitteeThursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Meeting Information
economic_development_committee_-_regular_session_-_-_29_nov_2018_-_agenda.pdf (130 KB)

economic_development_committee_-_regular_session_agenda_packet_nov_29_2018.pdf (257 KB)

economic_development_committee_-_regular_session_-_-_29_nov_2018_-_minutes.pdf (121 KB)



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