Economic Development

Clatsop County is a partner in Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR), an organization providing a variety of services and assistance in support of economic development throughout the county.


Clatsop County’s Goal 9 was updated in 2023. This update included new technologies and industries relevant to Clatsop County, including health care, tourism and construction. The update, however, did not include a commercial/industrial lands inventory to replace the analysis and inventory prepared in the late 1970s. As Clatsop County faces potential significant fiscal impacts from implementation of the FEMA Biological Opinion and the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Habitat Conservation Plan, the County has contracted with Johnson Economics to prepare an Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA). The EOA is a 20-year forecast of population and job growth and is used to help local governments better understand which industries and services will thrive in the region and how land use in urban growth boundaries can best be used to support development goals. A technical advisory committee has been created to inform and review the drafting of the EOA. The first advisory committee was held on November 15.  The advisory committee meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. EOA documents can be found below.


CEDR, in cooperation with the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center, offers counseling in business strategy, marketing, operations and planning, as well as workforce recruiting, training and management assistance. CEDR is also a source for information on resources for new and existing businesses, regulations, taxes and other data.

How to contact CEDR:

Clatsop Economic Development Resources
1455 N. Roosevelt
Seaside OR 97138
(503) 338-2402
cedr [at]

Additional Resources

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is funded through Clatsop Community College and through major grants from the State of Oregon and Small Business Administration. The center offers no-cost or inexpensive counseling, seminars, customized training, research materials and a host of other services, including:

  • Small Business Management Program in-depth assistance for existing business;
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) business startup and resources for new and existing businesses;
  • Workforce Development employee training and professional development;
  • Capital Resource Center assistance for capital and lending resources.

The Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District (Col-Pac) is a private non-profit organization established to assist in diversifying and strengthening the economy and livability of Northwest Oregon. The district covers all of Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook counties and the western part of Washington County.

The Northwest Oregon Economic Alliance is a partnership between Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties that administers the Regional Investment and Rural Investment lottery funds allotted to the three-county region. Applications for projects creating or retaining jobs in Clatsop, Columbia, or Tillamook counties may be submitted at any time.

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Astoria, OR 97103
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