EmploymentJefferson County residents enjoy a variety of employment opportunities, including manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, retail, education, tourism and health care. Our communities are affordable with attractive prices for homes, low cost utilities, reasonable property taxes and no sales tax.
Industry diversification is a key factor in maintaining the economical health of our region. Jefferson County is committed to making our area a business-friendly environment and works hard to support existing businesses as well as recruit others.
Located at the convergence of Highways 97 and Highway 26, it is the closest industrial area in Central Oregon to the Portland metro area. The local rail service is provided through the Oregon Trunk line with BNSF and Union Pacific as carriers. It includes many rail sidings as well as a regional multi-modal rail hub.
Our general aviation airport has a "heavy" designation and can accommodate any size corporate jet as well as heavy, C-130, aircraft. Nearby is the Redmond Municipal Airport with flights to major cities, connecting to destinations worldwide.
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is the contact for industrial businesses.