Northwest Oregon partners Clatsop, Columbia , Tillamook and western Washington counties for economic development. Similar geographic, demographic, economic characteristics weave throughout the region. Overall coordination and direction for the region?s economic development is provided by the NW Oregon Regional Partnership, a consortium of public entities, private sector stakeholders and State agency representatives.

Col-Pac, the region's federally designated economic development district, maintains a Small Business Development Fund, manages Northwest Oregon's Commercial and Industrial Lands Database and provides technical assistance on industry and business development. Col-Pac primarily focuses on retention/creation of jobs and leveraging additional business investment in NW Oregon.

The Northwest Oregon Economic Alliance (NOEA) manages state-funded projects for Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties.

The NW Oregon Area Commission on Transportation (NWACT) is the region?s transportation coordinating body, representing all forms of transportation and public and private sector interests. A major emphasis of NWACT is ensuring that the region?s transportation system supports economic development in the region.

 
     
 
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News & Announcements
7/2/2015
  No July 9th NWACT Meeting
There will not be a NWACT meeting on Thursday, July 9th.  However, a full agenda is planned for the next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 10th in Astoria, including updates on t Read More...
7/2/2015
  2018--2021 STIP Application Due Date Moved Out to November
Timing, processes and funding levels for the Enhance portion of the 2018--2021 STIP are changing.  The Oregon Transportation Commission has been discussing funding allocations for the 2018--2021 Read More...
5/14/2015
  NWACT Elects New Board Chair
Commission members elected Henry Heimuller, Columbia County Commissioner, as the new NWACT Chair replacing Shirley Kalkhoven, long time NWACT Chair, who unexpectedly passed away in March.  Mark L Read More...
4/9/2015
  US DOT Releases TIGER 2015 Notice of Grant Funding Availability
US DOT has released the federal FY 2015 National Infrastructure Investment grant program (TIGER 2015) notice of funding availability.  TIGER 2015 provides $500 million for surface transportation Read More...
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