Economic Development

Economic Development

Economic Development

The Dalles Economic Development Division helps private developers, business and property owners primarily through various programs, such as Urban Renewal Property Rehabilitation, Vertical Housing Zone, and Enterprise Zone Tax Abatement.  In addition, we promote commercial development of large commercial projects through identification of other incentive programs and negotiations on behalf of The City and Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency where appropriate.

We serve as a resource connecting other stakeholders and to help streamline the process.  We can also identify other tax incentives and development cost reduction incentives.

More Information follow the links below: 

Urban Renewal Property Rehabilitation Guidelines

Urban Renewal Property Rehabilitation Application 

Wasco County The Dalles Joint Enterprise Zone

Business Siting Guide - Link to Planning Page

Vertical Housing Zone - to learn more contact Matthew Klebes, Asst. to City Manager at

          Vertical Housing Policy

          Vertical Housing Zone Map

          Vertical Housing Zone Application

Opportunity Zone

Opportunity Zone Map 

Wasco County Economic Development Commission 

2018 Community Enhancement Project List

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