Economic Development Partners

There are many different organizations that are here to help you create economic opportunity in Clatsop County.  Our county has a rich history of jobs and economic opportunities. Timber, fishing, toursim, and manufacturing are just part of what we have to offer.

Economic Development Partners

Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR)

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.

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

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.

Additional 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.

Area Chambers of Commerce

Tourism and related businesses are also an important part of living on the north Oregon Coast. Local Chambers of Commerce provide excellent networking opportunities for all types of businesses.  Please visit any or all of their websites to learn more about each community.

Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce

Seaside Chamber of Commerce

Seaside Convention and Visitors Bureau