Invest in the future of McMinnville

“So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Business leaders have unwavering courage and bold vision. MEDP’s role is to find innovative ways to encourage a strong, healthy environment to help business ventures succeed. We stand with community leaders, elected officials, and you to grow and strengthen McMinnville.

As a non-profit, we are funded by organizations like yours and by people like you. Join our supporters and partners by becoming a member of our Board of Directors’ Investor Circle.

Why invest in MEDP?

You will make an immediate impact.

Your investment ensures the continuation of MEDP’s strategic retention, expansion and recruitment programs for McMinnville. Our core focus is to work for the greater good of businesses to help ensure success for a resilient community.  We do this by being experts on what is made here, who works here and how to grow here.

McMinnville MADE

MEDP is always seeking innovative ways to connect McMinnville MADE products and service to our community and broader markets.  We commit resources to telling your business story here at home, throughout the Pacific NW and beyond.  We are an advocate for our local industries by collaborating with statewide organizations so your voice is represented in these arenas.  We partner with:

TEAM OR Advanced Manufacturing, TEAM OR Food/Beverage Processing, Export/Import State Offices, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, State of Oregon Regional Economist, Regional Solutions Advisory Committee, Oregon Economic Development Association, City of McMinnville Taskforces, Pacific NW Defense Coalition, Council of Governments, NW Food Processors Association

McMinnville WORKS

MEDP is committed to help companies with innovative workforce solutions like the "grow your own" approach in the award winning McMinnville WORKS internship program.  In addition, we work to connect employers to regional job fairs, HR forums and shared training resources.  We collaborate with:

Chemeketa Community College, Linfield College, George Fox University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, WorkSource Oregon, Express Professionals, Innovate Oregon, Incite, McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, McMinnville School District, County School Districts

McMinnville SITES

MEDP is THE resource for expanding or locating a business to our community.  We manage an extensive list of McMinnville SITES available in our area.  Connected with shovel ready acreage, existing facilities, airport and industrial land, we can find the site to match your needs.  We are connected with:

Business Oregon, Oregon TEAMS, Mid Valley Regional Solutions Agencies, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, City of McMinnville Planning and Development, Recology, McMinnville Water & Light, The Small Business Development Center, Infrastructure Finance Authority, Area Financial Institutions, Regional Realtors, National Site Selectors

As an investor, you are in good company.

Express Employment Professionals, Oregon Mutual Insurance, Citizens Bank, Chemeketa Community College, Waste Management, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, McMinnville Water and Light, the City of McMinnville, McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ready to learn more? Contact Jody Christensen, Executive Director at 503.550.8504 or


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