Living & Doing Business in Southern Oregon
Curry County Economic & Community Development
With its spectacular natural beauty and uncomplicated lifestyle, Curry County appeals to the adventurous in all of us. From wild rivers and untracked beaches, to mountain forests and graceful pastures, our outdoor life here is the most satisfying you'll find. Add to this a rich history from the ancient native peoples, pioneers, loggers and farmers of today; you'll see what we mean when we say there's always something to explore here.
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Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development
The mission of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI), is to promote expansion of the employment base in Jackson/Josephine County by providing assistance to firms considering expansion in or relocation to Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley.
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Economy: Forest products, tourism, fishing, agriculture, boating, dairy farming, Myrtlewood manufacturing, shipbuilding and repair.
The International Port of Coos Bay, considered the best natural harbor between Puget Sound and San Francisco, is the world's largest forest products shipping port. (Source: Oregon Blue Book)
Points of interest: Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Cape Sebastian and Samuel H. Boardman State Park.
Economy: Forest products, agriculture, commercial and sport fishing, recreation and tourism. Curry County contains valuable standing timber and also offers spectacular coastal scenery, clamming and crabbing, excellent fishing (freshwater and saltwater) and upriver scenic boat trips. The Port of Brookings is considered one of the safest harbors on the coast. (Source: Oregon Blue Book)
Points of interest: Winchester Bay and Salmon Harbor, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, North Umpqua River, Diamond Lake, Wildlife Safari.
Economy: Forest products, mining, agriculture, fishing and recreation. Douglas County extends from sea level at the Pacific Ocean to 9,182-foot Mt. Thielsen in the Cascade Range. The Umpqua River marks the dividing line between northern and southern Oregon, and its entire watershed lies within the county's boundaries. (Source: Oregon Blue Book)
Points of interest: Mt. Ashland Ski Resort, Historic Jacksonville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Peter Britt Music Festival, Southern Oregon University, Mountain Lakes, Lost Creek Dam, Butte Creek Mill, Lithia Park, Crater Lake Highway.
Economy: Medical, retail, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and forest products. The most populous of all Southern Oregon counties, and an established ser vice area. Location of Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport. (source: Oregon Blue Book)
Points of interest: Oregon Caves National Monument, Sunny Valley Covered Bridge and Interpretive Center, Hellgate Canyon-Rogue River, Rogue Community College.
Economy: Tourism, recreation, forest products, electronics and software. Grants Pass is the departure point for most Rogue River scenic waterway guided fishing and boat trips. The Illinois River, one of the Rogue's tributaries, has also been designated a scenic waterway. (Source: Oregon Blue Book)
Points of interest: Crater Lake National Park, Collier Memorial State Park and Logging Museum, Klamath Lake (largest lake in Oregon), Volcanic Legacy All-American Road, seven National Wildlife Refuges, Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Favell Museum of Western Art.
Economy: Forest products, agriculture, tourism and recreation. Klamath is recognized for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, abundant waterfowl and diverse landscape. (Source: Oregon Blue Book),
Points of interest: Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Fort Rock, Abert Lake and Rim, Warner Canyon Ski Area, Gearhart Wilderness, Lost Forest, Crack-in-theground, Summer Lake Hot Springs, sunstones (Oregon’s state gemstone).
Economy: Livestock, forest products, agriculture, recreation. A number of important migratory waterfowl flyways converge in Lake County. Lakeview has been deemed the hang gliding capital of the West. (Source: Oregon Blue Book),