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Starting or Running Your Business in one of our Communities

Josephine County offers the best of all possible locations to build your business.  Businesses and individuals work together to maintain and build better communities.

Our goal is slow and steady growth.  We pride ourselves in the variety of opportunities we offer new and established businesses.  From wood products to tourism to high tech, there are many opportunities for businesses to draw on a variety of services.

Variety really is the jewel offered in Grants Pass.  Come stroll and shop through many of the historical locations in Josephine County.  You can enjoy small town shopping at its best, or relocate your business here.

For larger business opportunities, we have that, too.  Larger stores, as well as two shopping centers and theaters, are located outside the downtown Grants Pass area.  Industrial and manufacturing businesses find their home in locations throughout the county as well.

  • Grants Pass is home to Rogue Community College and entertainment venues such as Rogue Music Theater and Barnstormers Theater.
  • Cave Junction is the connection to the Oregon Caves, the California & Oregon Coast as well as the Redwoods.
  • Merlin is the gateway to the Wild and Scenic Rogue River.

There are many other small communities through out the County that offer additional variety and business opportunities.

Indoor and outdoor opportunities abound.


Community Profile

Josephine County Information

All about Josephine County: Population, Elevation, Temperature, Economy, Points of Interest, History and General Information


Grants Pass

Information about Grants Pass including: climate, population, community age groups, housing, industries and products, demographic data, education, financial institutions, taxes, business taxes, public safety, transportation & more.


Cave Junction

Information about Cave Junction including: climate, population, community age groups, housing, industries and products, demographic data, education, financial institutions, taxes, business taxes, public safety, transportation & more.


Major Employers

Major Employers in Josephine County


Starting & Growing a business

Small Business Development Center

The SBA is your small business resource with information on how to manage your business, expand your businesses with provided services, increase your business knowledge and find support for your business with a network of experts. Free online training, business reports & more.


SOREDI Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc.

Business Assistance, Expansion, Relocation SOREDI serving Southern Oregon scence 1987

General & Helpful Information

Available Meeting Rooms

A PDF document of available meeting rooms in the Grants Pass area. (Appx size: 125kb) Acrobat Reader required


The Daily Courier, Local Newspaper

Local Government

City of Grants Pass

Information about the city of Grants Pass.


City of Grants Pass Economic Development

Services and programs to aid those who do business, and who seek to do business in Grants Pass. Includes information on: Business Development, Building and Planning & Business Development Programs


Josephine County

Information & resources about Josephine County.

State & Federal

US Chamber of Commerce

As a member of the Grants Pass / Josephine County Chamber, you are a member of the US Chamber of Commerce. Stay up to date on issues and actions that affect small business at the Federal level.


Internal Revenue Service

Everything Taxes, Tax ID Numbers (EIN), and more.


State of Oregon Business Guide

Business registration services: business name search, registration & renewal. Online resource for state business forms & publications. Use the Business Wizard to help you start your new business.


Oregon Employment Department

Tools, services and information on employment issues in Oregon