Our story

Sustainable economic vitality

Our mission is to provide leadership and assistance for desired long-term sustainable economic vitality for the McMinnville community.

A true partnership

Launched in 2004 as a volunteer effort under the name MOREDI, the McMinnville partnership was formed to address the critical need for a one-stop business development office. The primary work was to support recruitment efforts.

In early 2006, MOREDI became the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership and secured long-term funding commitments from its founding partners - McMinnville Water and Light, The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce, McMinnville Industrial Promotions, the City of McMinnville and area businesses.

Partner representatives agreed to serve on the board of directors. MEDP moved from a volunteer effort to a full-time staff dedicated to business recruitment, retention and expansion in McMinnville, with an office upstairs from the Chamber of Commerce. The first Executive Director was hired in September 2006 followed by the first Marketing Specialist in August 2012.

To date, our office has

  • helped retain 500+ jobs
  • helped add 200+ jobs
  • provided 950+ business consultations
  • managed 60+ site selector visits and expansion projects
  • and conducted 450+ company visits with McMinnville businesses. 

To learn more about our partnerships and the work we do with local, regional, national and international businesses, visit our Investor Circle

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