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
  Col-Pac/NOEA Board to Meet September 10th in Astoria
The NOEA/Col-Pac Board meeting will be held Thursday, September 10th at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, from 10:00 -- 12:00 pm.  Primary agenda items are approval of Col-Pac's 2015--2016 Bu Read More...
  NW Oregon Area Commission (NWACT) to Meet September 10th in Astoria
The NWACT Meeting will be held Thursday, September 10th at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, from 1:00 -- 3:30 pm.  Primary agenda items review of the 2015--2018 STIP proposed project concept Read More...
  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...
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