Resources

Welcome to Lane County's Community & Economic Development Resources Site

BRING Recycling

541-746-3023             BRING – Encouraging Waste Reduction (bringrecycling.org)

4446 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403

 

BRING’s Rethink Business sustainable business program - offer free technical support, connect businesses to utility incentive programs, and deliver valuable resources on a range of topics – from training employees in recycling protocols to installing energy efficient equipment, and tailoring additional solutions to specific needs.

 

Collaborative Economic Development Organization (CEDO)

Collaborative Economic Development Oregon - Collaborative EDO

 

Collaborative Economic Development Oregon (CEDO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

that works collaboratively to accelerate the creation of high wage jobs in Lane County

through targeted business recruitment, entrepreneurial support, workforce development,

business expansion, regional marketing, strategic innovative projects, and the formation of

effective public/private partnerships.

Cost for Services: Grant and donor-based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

Emerald Valley Lean Association (EVLA)

(541) 484-1314           LEAN Classes EVLA (evlalane.org)

 

EVLA offers two different training tracks, Lean Core Training and Lean Practitioner Training,

to help individuals develop the knowledge and skills to apply Lean practices in their

organizations, life, and community. Lean is a practice consisting of continuous

experimentation to achieve perfect value with zero waste.

Cost for Services: Membership based organization.

 

Eugene’s Table

Eugene's Table (eugenestable.org)

 

Eugene’s Table unites the food and beverage manufacturing community in the greater

Eugene, Oregon area to solidify our region as a hub for world-class companies. We lead

collaborative development projects, promote our products and values, and create

opportunities to share knowledge and resources.

 

Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)

(541) 736-1088           Oregon Government Contract Assistance Program (gcap.org)

1144 Gateway Loop., Ste. 203, Springfield, OR 97477

 

GCAP provides free and confidential procurement technical assistance services to Oregon

small businesses, including training and counseling in marketing their goods and services to

the Department of Defense, as well as state, local and other federal government agencies.

Counseling/training covers procurement policies, pre-award procedures, bid and proposal

preparation, and post-award administration activities. Servicios en español.

Cost for Services: Grant based organization with free consultations and advising.

 

La Plaza de Nuestra Comunidad

(541) 687-2667           facebook.com/ElCentroLatinoamericano

944 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR, United States, Oregon

 

La Plaza de Nuestra Comunidad is a 501(c)(3) combining and uniting together the programs and services of Huerto de la Familia, Centro Latino Americano, and Downtown Languages into one non-profit organization. Servicios en español.

 

Huerto de la Familia

(541) 687-2667 Huerto de la Familia

 

Estamos ampliando las oportunidades y la capacitación en agricultura orgánica y la

creación de empresas a las familias. Servicios en español.

We increase the health and economic security of Latinos in Lane County, Oregon by

providing opportunities and training in organic agriculture and business creation to families.

Cost for Services: Grant and donor supported with free and fee-based services.

 

Centro Latino Americano

(541) 687-2667 Centro Latino Americano – Sirviendo a nuestra comunidad desde 1972

944 W. 5th Ave Eugene, OR 97402

 

Centro Latino Americano empodera a las familias latinas, brindando oportunidades y

generando conexiones para fortalecer a nuestra comunidad. Servicios en español.

Centro Latino Americano empowers Latino families, providing opportunities and Generating connections to strengthen our community. Services in Spanish.

Cost for Services: Grant and donor supported with free and fee-based services.

 

Lane Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

(541) 463-6200           Lane SBDC | Building Oregon's Best Businesses

101 W 10th Ave, Ste 133, Eugene, OR 97401

 

The Lane Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Oregon Small

Business Development Center Network providing free business advising, in-person and

online courses, and resources for small businesses throughout Lane County and Oregon.

Servicios en español.

Cost for Services: Grant funded with free business advising and fee-based classes.

 

Lane Council of Governments (LCOG)

(541) 682-4283           Business Loans | Lane Council of Governments Oregon (lcog.org)

859 Willamette St., Suite 500, Eugene, OR 97401

 

Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) serves as a regional planning, coordination, program

development, and service delivery organization in local communities across Lane County.

LCOG’s Business Loan Program helps small businesses to utilize various government loan resources.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded.

 

Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP)

(541) 505-8674           Lane Workforce Partnership | Helping Build a Better Workforce

1401 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97401

 

Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and one of Oregon’s

nine local workforce development boards. LWP funds and delivers programs that empower

job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in Lane County.

Programs and services are delivered through a network of local partners including

employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based

organizations, and economic development.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Onward

(541) 484-1314           Onward Eugene | A 501(c)3 Non-profit Moving Eugene Onward

1401 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

 

Onward is a 501(c)3 economic development arm for the Eugene Chamber. Onward builds

and recruits sustainable businesses with a focus on growth by fostering innovation across

industries. Their core market is Eugene and the surrounding area, while jointly leading core

regional initiatives in Lane County.

Cost for Services: Grant funded organization with free and fee-based services.

 

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)

(503) 249-7744           Home - OAME - Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

 

OAME is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to promote and develop

entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon &

SW Washington. They support minority-owned small businesses through technical

assistance counseling, marketing, networking, micro-lending and business incubation.

Servicios en español.

Cost for Services: Membership based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)

(503) 406-3770           Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership | OMEP

7650 SW Beveland Street, Suite 170, Portland, Oregon 97223

 

With roots in LEAN Continuous Improvement as a business operating philosophy, we

leverage these methodologies to provide solutions in Creating and Implementing Business

Strategies, Increasing Operational Efficiencies, and Solving Workforce Challenges. OMEP is

a key Oregon manufacturing resource for manufacturing efficiency, growth, and prosperity.

Cost for Services: Grant and contract funded, free assessment, match funds for projects

 

The People’s Collective

Talicia Brown, Director (541) 232-6298 [email protected]

 

The People’s Collective is a non-profit 501c3 business incubator and resource network for

Black-owned businesses in Lane County. Part of The Black Cultural Initiative, The People’s

Collective offers small business services including business advising, financial literacy and

planning, and subsidized business incubator spaces.

 

Regional Accelerator Innovation Network (RAIN Catalysts)

RAIN: Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (raincatalysts.org)

 

Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) Catalysts is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit

organization that exists to reduce barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation for

underrepresented populations and communities.

Costs for Services: Grant based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

Rural Development Initiatives (RDI)

(541) 684-9077           Home - Rural Development Initiatives (rdiinc.org)

91017 S Willamette St, Coburg, Oregon 97408

 

RDI’s programs center around the mission to create thriving rural communities. Our four

areas of focus – Collective Rural Leadership, Resilient Rural Economies, Inclusive Rural

Policy, and Equitable Rural Funding – are interconnected and centered around our values in

Equity, Community, and Economy. Servicios en español.

Cost for Services: Grant based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

SCORE Willamette

(541) 316-0662           Tools and resources to help your small business grow - SCORE

 

Provide objective, free, and confidential counseling, mentoring and education to small

business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of the business cycle. SCORE’s mentors

include a network of active and retired business men and women.

Cost for Services: Grant based organization with free business advising.

 

Technology Association of Oregon: Southern Willamette Valley

(503) 210-9789 Technology Association of Oregon | Empowering Tech Innovation (techoregon.org)

 

Serving businesses to create an inclusive, world-class innovation economy in Oregon and

SW Washington that strengthens our regional technology industry. Membership benefits

include events and networking opportunities, professional development, advocacy and

marketing opportunities.

Cost for Services: Membership based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

Travel Lane County

(541) 484-5307 Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast | Visitor Information (eugenecascadescoast.org)

 

Travel Lane County is a private, non-profit 501(c)6 corporation funded by member and

partner support and transient lodging tax generated at lodging facilities and campgrounds.

Members benefit from unique and collective advertising and marketing opportunities with

targeted exposure to area visitors.

Cost for Services: Membership based organization with free and fee-based services.

 

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

 

Portland SBA Office

(503) 326-2682           Portland | U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)

419 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 310, Portland, OR 97205

 

Provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting

certifications, and disaster recovery. Can also connect you to our partner organizations,

lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. The Portland

District Office services 30 counties in Oregon and four counties in southwestern

Washington.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

 

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program | U.S. Small Business Administration (sba.gov)

 

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to veterans,

service members, and military spouses who are interested in starting or growing a small

business.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

State of Oregon

Business Oregon

(503) 986-0123           Business Oregon : Home : State of Oregon

775 Summer St., NE, Suite 200, Salem, Oregon 97301

 

Business Oregon provides a variety of services to grow business and communities across

Oregon. The recruitment team helps companies looking to relocate or expand into the state.For Oregon businesses, Business Oregon provides consulting (through the Oregon SBDC), project development and land use assistance, supply chain and R&D resources, COBID

certification, and industry connections.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

971-245-3844             BOLI : Help Center : State of Oregon

1800 SW 1st Ave, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97201

 

BOLI’s Technical Assistance for Employers Program (TA) provides a variety of guidance and

services to help employees follow the law. This includes statewide public seminars;

customized, on-site trainings; employment law manuals and publications; and an assistance

hotline that responds to questions from employers via phone and email.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Employment: Workforce and Economic Research Division

(541) 359-9178           Welcome - QualityInfo

 

The Oregon Employment Department’s Workforce and Economic Research Division

provides accurate, reliable, and timely information about Oregon’s state and local labor

markets. Their goal is to provide quality information that helps businesses make informed

choices. Workforce development policy makers are a key Research customer group,

particularly serving the labor market information needs of state and local Workforce

Investment Boards.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Office of Small Business Assistance

844-469-5512             State of Oregon: Business - Business

 

Help small businesses with complaints, concerns, or questions about state and local

government agencies; answer questions about starting, growing, or closing a business.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Regional Solutions: South Valley / Mid-Coast Region

Governor of Oregon : South Valley / Mid-Coast Region : Regional Solutions : State of Oregon

 

The Oregon Regional Solutions program works with state agencies, local governments,

public and private sector partners, and philanthropic organizations to identify regional

community and economic development priorities, address challenges, develop

implementation projects and plans, and seize opportunities.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Secretary of State

State of Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State - Home

 

Register a new business, renew an existing business by filing an annual report, or reinstate

a business that was administratively dissolved.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Office of Small Business Assistance (Ombudsman for Oregon Business)

844-469-5512 (toll free)

Office of Small Business Assistance : Oregon Small Business Advocate : State of Oregon

Businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees can obtain free and confidential assistance to address unresolved questions of state agencies, boards, commissions and councils of any unit of local government.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded

 

Oregon Unemployment: WorkSource Oregon / Lane WorkSource

(541) 686-7601           WorkSource Oregon - Home

2510 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401

 

Business Services - WorkSource Oregon is a one-stop resource for businesses, all services free.

 

Self-Employment Assistance | OED Unemployment Insurance (oregon.gov)

The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) is an application-based opportunity to be able to continue receiving unemployment insurance benefits while launching a new business.

Cost for Services: Free, publicly funded









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