Ashland Chamber of Commerce

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over one hundred years. Through the years it has taken a strong leadership role in helping the business community prosper and remains committed to bettering the entire community.

Business educational workshops, collaboration and partnership with the City and community organizations, development and coordination of the key community events such as the Ashland 4th of July Celebration and the Holiday Festival of Light enhance community togetherness and engender a spirit of small town life.

Bureau of Labor & Industries

State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) protects employment rights, advance employment opportunities, and ensures access to housing and public accommodations free from discrimination.

Business Oregon

Business Oregon helps Oregon business locate, grow, export & expand. Provides business loans with lottery dollars; technical assistance, industry support.

City of Ashland

The City of Ashland, home to both the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University, is a bustling center of art, outdoor activities, and great food.

City of Medford

The City of Medford is an outstanding, livable community – midway between Portland and San Francisco, we are the financial, medical, tourist and business hub of Southern Oregon and Northern California, blending family, lifestyles, diverse educational, artistic and cultural resources and a strong sense of environmental stewardship all create a vibrant place for people to live, work, learn, invest, grow, play and visit.



Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) lender with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities.

To do this, we provide loans to businesses, nonprofits and individuals, including those without access to traditional financing. We complement financial resources with our own expertise, networks and other advocacy for our clients.

Since inception, Craft3 has invested more than $380 million in over 4,800 people and businesses in the Oregon and Washington.


Dream$avers is an Individual Development Account or IDA program designed to Oregon residents reach for a brighter future. You may also qualify for Dream$avers if you’re saving money to repair and maintain your home. We can help you work towards your dream by matching every dollar you save, up to $3,000, with another $3 dollars. Imagine how fast even a small monthly deposit will add up when your money is quadrupled! Think about turning your $3,000 into $9,000 with an IDA from NeighborWorks Umpqua. In addition, as a Dream$aver you receive education and training to help you meet your financial goals, start a business, plan your career, or purchase or repair a home.

Medford Chamber of Commerce

At The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County, our priority is to create a stronger local economy. Over 1,500 small and large businesses collectively work together to achieve this goal by promoting the community, providing networking opportunities and representing business issues through lobbying and political action.

The Chamber is the number one business resource citizens look to in the community. The area’s economic well-being benefits from the work performed by The Chamber. That is why we seek to have a major impact on business, income and future growth of the Medford/Jackson County area.

Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity

The Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is the sole certification authority for the state of Oregon and provides a “one-stop” certification process. Certification opens the door to targeted government contracting opportunities.

Oregon Secretary of State Business Services Division

The Oregon Secretary of State Business Services Division centralizes services for the Secretary of State’s office, ensuring the agency’s business runs efficiently.

Oregon Department of Revenue

The Department of Revenue administers Oregon tax laws and collect taxes for more than 30 programs to fund public services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

Oregon Department of Transportation

The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to “get Oregon out of the mud.” Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.

Oregon Employment Department

The Employment Department strives to promote employment of Oregonians through developing a diversified, multi-skilled workforce, and providing support during periods of unemployment.

Through 47 offices across the state, the department serves job seekers and employers by helping workers find suitable employment; providing qualified applicants for employers; supplying statewide and local labor market information; and providing unemployment insurance benefits to workers temporarily unemployed through no fault of their own.

Oregon OSHA

OSHA is dedicated to improving workplace safety and health in Oregon and committed to working with labor, business, and other government agencies to achieve that goal.

Oregon Preferred Worker Program

The Preferred Worker Program (PWP) helps qualified Oregon workers who have permanent disabilities from on-the-job injuries and who are not able to return to their regular employment because of those injuries. Preferred workers can offer Oregon employers a chance to save money by hiring them.

Oregon USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways.

We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.

We provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. We help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make health and safety repairs to their homes.

USDA Rural Development has a $213 billion portfolio of loans. We will administer $38 billion in loans, loan guarantees and grants through our programs in the current fiscal year.

Oregon Saves

OregonSaves is a completely voluntary, simple, and convenient way for workers to save their own money into their own accounts. It’s automatic. Employees don’t need to do anything to enroll. Savings are through payroll deductions, which will make it simple for businesses, just like deducting payroll taxes.

Oregon Workers Compensation Division

The Workers’ Compensation Division administers and regulates laws and rules that affect the participants in the Oregon workers’ compensation system, including workers, employers, insurers, claims examiners, attorneys, medical providers, and others.  Workers’ compensation payroll and premium assessments, fees, and investment income fund our services. WCD is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency.

Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center

Staffed with an advising team of experienced small business owners and former business executives, the Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center (RCC SBDC) provides insight and one-on-one advising services to prospective and existing businesses. Our team will listen to your needs and develop specific strategies based on real world experience to help you make more informed business decisions.

Rogue Community Health

Rogue Community Health is a nonprofit patient-centered medical home that offers medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, lab and integrative health services to people of all ages and backgrounds. They were recognized in 2016 as One of Oregon’s Best Nonprofits to Work For by Oregon Business Magazine.

SAIF Corporation

SAIF is Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. We are the market leader, issuing almost half of the policies in Oregon and providing coverage to more than 600,000 workers.

Our unique charter, mission, vision, and Core Commitments drive our dedication to the people, businesses, and state of Oregon.

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.


SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the long-term prosperity of Jackson and Josephine Counties. We serve 13 incorporated cities including Ashland, Butte Falls, Cave Junction, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Rogue River, Talent, and Shady Cove.

Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center

The SOU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides in-depth, one-on-one guidance to businesses and prospective entrepreneurs at no fee. The SBDC business advisors have expertise in a broad spectrum of business issues.

Talent Maker City

Talent Maker City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Talent, Oregon. Their goal is to drive local economic opportunity by establishing Talent as a regional hub for cultural and economic innovation.

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO)

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether you are a business owner, commissioned salesperson, franchisee, or other entrepreneur, your success depends on YOU and WESO can help! WESO offers ongoing support, networking and education in a dynamic monthly forum.

WorkSource Rogue Valley

WorkSource Rogue Valley helps career seekers and businesses succeed and thrive in Jackson and Josephine Counties. WorkSource Rogue Valley is Jackson and Josephine County’s home of the services provided by the The Job Council, WorkSource Oregon, and the Oregon Employment Department, which have collective experience training job seekers for career paths and successfully referring them to businesses for more than 40 years. Through our Foundational Skills Workshops, targeted trainings, and scholarship opportunities, we work to strengthen the workforce of the Rogue Valley as a whole. And through iMatch Skills, the Job Net, On the Job Training, and Internship opportunities, we have a direct impact on helping job seekers enter and succeed in high-demand, self-sustaining career pathways.