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Community & Economic Development 

"Developing Our Economy, Improving Our Community"

 Who We Are


Glenda Poling

Sarah Case
Economic Development Officer

Kathy Dyer
Economic Development Specialist

What's New 

Lane County Special Projects TRT Invitation for Project Proposals:

Lane County Community and Economic Development Division invites proposals for tourism related projects. Funding for this Invitation to Apply comes from Transient Room Taxes (TRT) allocated by the Board of County Commissioners and administered by the Lane County Community and Economic Development Division.  Click on links below for more information:

Special Projects Invitation
Special Projects Application 2015/16  

Lane County Commissioners approve $90,000 in grants to RAIN and Foglio Trucking, Inc.   

The Pacific Northwest carves out a food and beverage niche

Lane County Economic Indicators - August 2015

Commissioners Present $5,000 to Farmers Market to Help Increase Access to Locally Grown Foods

Lane County Commissioners Pat Farr and Pete Sorenson presented the Lane County Farmers Market with a $5,000 grant to benefit the SNAP Match Program during the Farmers Market’s 100-year anniversary celebration on August 23.

The funds were provided by Lane County’s Community & Economic Development division, which is funded through video lottery allocations distributed by the state.

The SNAP Match Program provides funds to match purchases made by participants in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to increase access to fresh, locally grown foods. The program helps supplement the amount of fresh foods that low income shoppers are able to access and encourages those shoppers to support local farmers and the local economy.

The Lane County Farmers Market is an independent organization comprised of more than 85 growers and producers. Its mission is to preserve and strengthen the local farm and food economy by providing vibrant public marketplaces for farmers, food artisans and the community. More information about the Lane County Farmers Market can be found at

Regional Innovation Training  Program


Lane County Community & Economic Development Division’s Sarah Case delivers $75,000 to Kristina Payne of Lane Workforce Partnership.  With the Board of Commissioners' unanimous vote, CED and LWP have, for the second year, matched dollar for dollar, for a total of $150,000 to co-sponsor a Regional Innovation Training Program.  Lane County’s contribution comes from video lottery allocations earmarked for economic development.

Project proposals should meet the following criteria:

Technology Enhancements/Innovation: Training in skills necessary to permit companies to advance their technological capabilities or levels of innovation.

  • Leads to Skills Certification:  Training results in industry recognized certification and / or document skill gain for participants who complete the training program.
  • Utilization of the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC):  Demonstration that the business utilizes the NCRC in its hiring practices.
  • Creates / Retains Jobs:  Training results in the creation of new jobs and / or retention of current employees.

For more information, contact Sarah Case, 541.682.6503.
Lane County TRT Special Projects Sponsorships Coming Fall 2015

The Lane County Community & Economic Development Division will invite proposals for tourism related projects in October 2015.  The process usually takes a couple of months so awards are not expected to be announced until after the new year. Funding for this annual sponsorship program comes from Transient Room Taxes (TRT) allocated by the Board of Commissioners and administered by the Lane County Community & Economic Development Division.  Lane Code 4.175 dictates how TRT is allocated.  Funds are to be used for projects that enhance tourism in Lane County

2014 - 2017 Community & Economic Development Work Plan Overview

View work plan 


Wednesday, September 30th

Veneta subdivision plan would add nearly 100 homes

LTD looks to expand EmX routes in 4 new major areas

The incredible shrinking list of Oregon public companies

Oregon’s selling spree:  Which companies have been sold, and for how much?

Driving is up as economy grows

Apply buys another 200 aces in Prineville:  A new data center or a solar array?

Voters say:  It’s not just about economic growth

Tuesday, September 29th

Energy Department’s chief financial officer resigns amid ongoing problems with incentive programs

Audit finds ambiguity in Oregon Lottery’s casino enforcement

Oregon has more women in agriculture than U.S. average

Whole Foods to cut 1,500 jobs after overcharging customers

Economic growth in U.S. poised to last, data suggest

Lane County Brewing $500,000 fundraising.  Brian Coombs filed Sep 23 Form D

More details on a Eugene startup’s $5.3M round, and how a big-name investor led the way

Monday, September 28th

Oregon won’t become ‘Napa of the North’

Large, new clinic for Oregon Medical Group planned for Eugene

Eugene planning and other public meetings ahead

Lane County commissioners approve 2 grants totaling $90,000 for economic development

Friday, September 25th

Can Oregon salvage the timber industry that built this state?  (CLT)

House Speaker John Boehner stuns Congress, announces he’ll resign

Haggen seeks to close 100 stores, including one in Springfield

Janet Yellen says Fed is likely to raise interest rates this year

Whitewater park is key to Bend’s economic path

County boasts Oregon’s top enterprise zone (Malheur)

Stuck in poverty

Thursday, September 24th

Union-back group moves forward on ballot measure to hike Oregon corporate taxes

Cereal company Post buys Oregon’s largest egg producer

U.S. factory activity stuck near two-year low in September

Coder Dojo, a youth computer, programming education project launches second season

New Seasons announces 20% pay bump, joins fight to raise Oregon minimum wage

‘For the first time, the light is shining brightly on Bethel-Danebo’

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