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Economic Development Web Links
Department of Revenue
Property Tax: Urban Renewal.
http://egov.oregon.gov/DOR/PTD/IC_504_623.shtml
 
Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies
Overview of Urban Renewal.
Urban Renewal in Oregon: History, Case Studies, Policy Issues and Latest Developments.
http://www.orurbanrenewal.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=297

Oregon State Legislature
Legislative Revenue Office
Urban Renewal Program Under Past and Current Property Tax Systems.
http://www.leg.state.or.us/comm/lro/home.htm
follow link to publications

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department
Financial assistance programs available through OECDD.
http://econ.oregon.gov/ECDD/finance.shtml
 
The Trust for Public Land
Matrix of Local Finance Tools.
http://www.tpl.org/tier3_cdl.cfm?content_item_id=1071&folder_id=825
written for parks but useful for all kinds of projects
 
Oregon Department of Transportation
Transportation Infrastructure Bank
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/CS/FS/otib.shtml
 
Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
Funding Opportunities.
http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/COM_FundingOpportunities.shtml
 
Oregon Department of Energy
Business Energy Tax Credits.
http://egov.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/BUS/BETC.shtml
 
Community and Economic Development Toolbox
http://www.cdtoolbox.net/  
 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC provides statistics by state, county and metropolitan area on economic conditions, including employment, housing, personal income, workforce, population and commodities.
http://www2.fdic.gov/recon/ 
 
Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Data
http://www.bea.gov/bea/regional/data.htm
 
Council of Development Finance Agencies Some great resources about TIF financing. http://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/pages/tifccenterheadlines.html  
Economic Revitalization Team (ERT)
The Economic Revitalization Team (ERT) was established by the 72nd Oregon Legislature (HB 2011) to focus state agencies on working together at the local level to increase economic opportunity and help local governments and business and property owners bring industrial sites to "shovel ready" status.
 
Formerly the Community Solutions Team (CST), the ERT emphasizes multi-agency coordination on projects of local and statewide significance. The ERT has regional coordinators deployed around the state to help Oregon communities and businesses succeed. They work with state agencies and local government to:
  • Streamline permitting for business and industry
  • Increase opportunities to link and leverage public and private investments
  • Provide greater local access to state resources and assistance
The Governor´s Office has directed the ERT agency directors to create lasting and systematic changes to agency policies, programs and processes for greater effectiveness and improved efficiency. The following state agency directors are members of the ERT:

Oregon Industrial Site Certification

Industrial Conversion Study Report (2004)