Economic Development

Economic Development

Economic Development Staff: 

Matthew Klebes, Assistant to City Manager      

The Dalles Economic Development Division helps private developers, business and property owners primarily through two programs, Urban Renewal Property Rehabilitation 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 

Enterprise Zone

Business Siting Guide - Link to Planning Page

Wasco County Economic Development Commission 

2017 Community Enhancement Project Priority List
Wasco County Economic Development Commission prioritized the 32 new or ongoing projects submitted by 15 entities in 2017 into the list below.  The Economic Development Commission ranks the top 10 projects and includes the others in the list un-ranked. This list was acknowledged by the Wasco County Board of Commissioners at their February 15, 2017 meeting. 

1. City of Mosier and Mosier Fire District - Joint Fire Hall/City Hall Development
2. City of The Dalles- Dog River Pipeline
3. Wasco County Soil and Water Conservation District- Mosier Well Repair
4. City of The Dalles- Urban Growth Boundary Expansion
5. Mid-Columbia Medical Center - Hospital Expansion
6. South Wasco Park & Recreation District- Pine Hollow Boat Ramp Restoration
7. Deschutes Rim Clinic Foundation- Clinic Expansion Feasibility Study and District Strategic Plan
8. City of Maupin/South Wasco County Library -South Wasco County Library and Civic Center
9. Wamic Water and Sanitary Authority - Water System Update and Reservoir Replacement
10. City of Mosier - Water System Projects: Well # 5 Development and Eastide System Upgrades

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