Economic Development

Why prineville?

8 reasons to do business in prineville, oregon

Founded in 1981, EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders. Our mission is to create a balanced and diverse local economy and strong base of middle class jobs in Central Oregon. To do this we help companies MOVE, START, and GROW here.

  • Access to regional workforce. Close to geographic center of the region and state as a whole.
  • Home to national data centers. Find out why Facebook and Apple chose Prineville.
  • Access to major highway system. Direct transportation connections to border states and newly paved commercial trucking routes.
  • Access to multi-modal freight. Prineville owns and operates one of the few city-owned railroads in the country with access to two class 1 railroads (Burlington Northern Santa Fe & Union Pacific).
  • Incentive programs for growing and relocating businesses. Tax abatement, workforce training, low cost industrial land, fast-track permitting and fee reductions.
  • Favorable business costs. Competitive power, lease, wage and tax rates.
  • Quality of life. Boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, rock climbing, skiing, swimming, tennis and rafting all within 30 minutes.
  • Recent investments in education & healthcare. Career and technical training in manufacturing at Crook County High School, newly constructed Central Oregon Community College/Oregon State University Open Campus and new easily accessible St. Charles Health System facility.

Work with edco

Kelsey Lucas

Prineville/Crook County Director,
Economic Development for Central Oregon