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Chamber of Commerce

Get access to business resources, stakeholder membership information, benefits, the chamber event calendar, and the latest updates on local economic development.

Economic Development Resources

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Business and Employment Resources

Business Utility Zone Gateway: www.buzgate.org. Find answers to frequently asked questions, such as: Do I need to register the business name? What is a tax I.D. number and do I need one? Do I need a license to operate my business? And more. 

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce: www.hoodriver.org | 541.386.2000. Promotes economic prosperity and livability of Hood River County.

Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business: www.oregon.gov/obdd/omwesb |  503.986.0123. Administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise, and Emerging Small Businesses by providing “one-stop” certification.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs: www.oame.org/default.cfm | 503.249.7744. Promoting and developing entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in Oregon.

Oregon Business Guide: www.filinginoregon.com | 509.986.2200. Need information on business licensing, want to file a UCC transaction, or become commissioned by a notary public? Find more information here. 

Oregon Employment Department: www.oregon.gov/employ | 1.800.237.3710. Provides economic stability for Oregonians during times of unemployment, supports businesses with recruiting services, develops/distributes workforce and economic information, and provides access to safe and affordable childcare.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network: www.oen.org. Offers education and support for entrepreneurs and early-stage, high-growth companies.

Oregon Small Business Development Center: www.cgcc.cc.or.us/sbdc. Provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with free, confidential, one-on-one business consulting, books, and software, SBDC client profiles, the latest information on international trade, small business tools, workshops, and ideas for inventors.

Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov | 1.800.827.5722. Maintains and strengthens the economy through aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businessesand helping families and businesses recover from natural disasters.

Small Business Resourcewww.allbusiness.com. Offers resources such as how-to articles, business forms, contracts, and agreements, expert advice, blogs, business news, business directory listings, product comparisons, business guides, and more.

 

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