Business Resources

We can help, no matter what stage of the business process you are in. Whether you’re looking for the tools to help you create a business plan, financing to get your business off the ground, or information on how to expand, we can connect you to the right resources.

Ferrum Technology Corp. stands with Yamhill County Commissioner Stan Primozich and MEDP
Executive Director Jody Christensen, after receiving a grant from GROW Yamhill County in 2016


One-on-One Consultations

MEDP will connect you and your business to local, regional, and state resources to help streamline your project. Our team is ready to meet with you to answer your questions about our community, business environment, and property inventory.

We provide the following, confidential services:

  • Property Searches
  • Site Selector Resources
  • Data and Market Research Tools
  • Employee Recruitment and Training Connections
  • Financing and Loan Connections

Call or email us to set up an appointment today!


Business Planning 

When you're ready to start planning your new business venture, we have the simple steps to get you started. 

Step One: Research 

Do some preliminary research. What type of business are you launching? Are there similar businesses in town? What is your competitive advantage?

Step Two: Planning

Start or update your business plan. Our friends at the Small Business Development Center specialize in helping entrepreneurs get started on this important step. We also have connections at SCORE, a free business counseling/mentoring service. 

Looking for a consultation with SCORE? Contact:

Bill Taylor
Certified Counselor, SCORE
503-857-0292
wtaylor128@aol.com

Step Three: Establish Yourself

To establish your business you’ll need to register it with the state of Oregon, get the proper license and permits (FYI: McMinnville does not require a business license), get tax numbers, and learn about employer obligations.  

Business Xpress has all of this information and more in their Startup Toolkit

Discover Oregon Business Xpress. Oregon's one stop for business.

Step Four: Financing

See our financing section.

Step Five: Continuous Improvement

We’re happy to help you find the resources you need to improve, no matter what type of business you have. Whether it’s implementing lean manufacturing principles, seeking funds, or training new employees, call us and we can help.


Financing 

When you're ready to work with a bank, we can supply you with some valuable information from data to grant programs to the SBA. If you're looking for a loan, we know the best places to start. Contact us when you want to learn more about the various financing programs we have available. 

Local Resources

When you're ready to talk about financing your business, we have a referral list of community and local banks. The type and size of your business will help us determine the best possible fit. Contact us to learn more. 

Regional Resources

  • Yamhill County Economic Development Small Grant Program
    • This grant supports ongoing operations or projects of businesses, government entities, educational institutions, and organizations within Yamhill County.
    • Applicants should be able to show how their activity/project creates an economic benefit through development, expansion, or job creation.
    • Applications are accepted January 1 - March 1 each year.
    • Funds are limited to $10,000 or less per applicant
  • Strategic Investment Fund
    • Businesses within Yamhill County may apply and request funds that will support business growth, create jobs, retain business, or allow equipment to be purchased.
    • Both businesses in and business relocating to Yamhill County may apply.
    • Applications may be taken at any time of the year.

State Resources


Continuous Improvement 

Whether you’ve been in business for a while and feel you need a reboot, or you’re just getting started and want to learn the most efficient way to lay out your shop floor, we know who you should contact.

MEDP Events

We care about the health of the McMinnville economy and supporting all businesses in the region. Visit our Event Page to see if we have any upcoming events for local manufacturers and businesses like our 2017 NEXT Series.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing describes the process of eliminating waste within a manufacturing process. Not only can lean create efficiency on a shop floor, it can eliminate costs of doing business and help companies grow.

OMEP (Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership) is a non-profit organization designed to help Oregon manufacturers compete in a global market. Call us to learn more about OMEP’s programs and whether your company may qualify for a grant.

 


 

"It's an 'all hands on deck' partnership. McMinnville rolls up their sleeves and they go to bat for you. They know we're always on a time crunch, and it seems like they are always right there to help."

– John Sizemore, Vice President of Sales, Betty Lou's, Inc. 

Looking for more information? Give us a call at 503.474.6814

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