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Marion County Accepting Applications for Economic Development Grants

Thursday, October 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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Marion County is accepting applications for Economic Development Business Development Grants to support projects focused on business expansion and creation of new jobs in the agriculture, traded sector, and tourism industries. The maximum available amount is $50,000 per project, and applications are due by noon on November 30.


Last year’s grant awards totaled $195,000, with five businesses receiving funding for business expansion including Forest River Manufacturing, Henningsen Cold Storage, Murayne Inc., Oregon Pallet Repair, and Tree Frog Nursery.


During the 5‐year period including fiscal years 2010 through 2015, Marion County has awarded more than $1.4 million in economic development grants. Funding for the grants is made available through state video lottery proceeds.


The grant application form and other materials are available on the Marion County website at Interested applicants should contact Sarah Cavazos, Management Analyst, to discuss their project prior to submitting an application. Sarah can be reached at or (503) 589-3234. 

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