Economic Development

Clatsop County enjoys a picture perfect location where you and your business can thrive.  The natural beauty and abundant resources make our corner of the state beyond compare. We hope that you find this information helpful and will work with our many community development experts to thrive in Clatsop 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 and the advisory committee meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. EOA documents can be found below.

The Economic Opportunity Analysis Task Force Meeting originally set for April 17th has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts.  The next meeting will be announced for the middle of May 2024.  The Meeting time, location, and online link will be posted on this page.

Economic Development Resources


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