Economic Development

A vibrant city rich in history and heritage, Dallas offers businesses many advantages, including tax incentives, some of the lowest tax rates in Oregon, a skilled workforce, affordable housing, and easy highway access, all nestled within the scenic Willamette Valley. Dallas’s diverse economic base includes a strong retail community, specialty manufacturing, education and healthcare.

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Dallas has abundant serviced land, low operating costs, enterprise zone incentives, and an exceptionally business-friendly government, and economic development partners that make Dallas a desirable, competitive location for business growth.

The Dallas Community Development Department is available to assist you with your business needs. From site searches, tax incentives, façade improvement assistance, regulatory assistance, market information, and workforce development, we are here to help.

Here Is the Good Word...

Dan Wellert with White Oak Construction said:
I want to take a moment to thank you, Jason Locke, Tom Gilson and the rest of the  city team for your professionalism and assistance through the permitting and construction process of the 190 W. Ellendale project. The communication throughout this project has been first class from the beginning. Your responses to our questions were very timely and detailed. Staff availability if we needed to meet in person or talk on the phone was exemplary. Your teams efforts are greatly appreciated. I have experience building in many different jurisdictions and have to say this has been one of the best. We hope to see you soon to work with you again.

White Oak Construction
Why Dallas? Bob Tucker, owner of award-winning MAK Grills says:
"The City of Dallas is not only a great place to live and raise a family it is very Business friendly! We have built and grown our business here with the help of the city and county all along the way. Their willingness to work with businesses on such areas as building new structures, permit applications, plan reviews, land purchases, enterprise zone, grants etc. is outstanding and a big reason for our success as an employer here."

MAK Grills website

Michelle Weber, General Counsel for Weber Enterprises, Inc., had this to say about working with the City on a recent commercial project:
"I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of larger and smaller cities in development and can honestly say that the City of Dallas clearly communicates expectations, which makes the entire process run smoothly. We hope that the City stays as open to growth and as business friendly in future opportunities as we have experienced."

Weber Enterprises website