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Oregon Industrial Development
Recent Legislation Affecting Industrial Development
In order to advance critical job creation and economic development activities, industrial development must occur without lengthy approval processes through multiple agencies. Senate Bill 766 passed during the 2011 legislative session. A full explanation of the bill is located at the Business Oregon Industrial Development page.
The bill contains two separate programs, one addressing expedited permitting of certain jobs-producing developments, called “industrial development projects of state significance,” and the other identifying and designating “regionally significant industrial areas” based on the importance of the areas in terms of potential long-term job creation.
These programs are distinct and have different affects on local governments. For additional information regarding the relationship between these programs and local land use planning and zoning, follow the links below.
Industrial Development Projects Of State Significance 
Regionally Significant Industrial Areas
For more information on the state of Oregon’s implementation of Senate Bill 766, contact Sierra Gardiner, Business Oregon’s Industrial Lands Specialist.
For more information about the Department of Land Conservation and Development’s role in implementing the bill, please contact Rob Hallyburton, Planning Services Division Manager.