Establish your business here.
We have what you need.
Away from the crowds and stress of bigger cities, McMinnville offers deep resources for everything from start up business loans to workforce training to best practices in lean manufacturing. If you're looking for place to establish and grow your business, look closer at McMinnville.
Commercial and industrial sites and land
No business licenses are required
We'll help you plan: SBDC, Xpress, home-based businesses
Local and state financing options available
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Demographics and data about McMinnville
Learn about McMinnville's Urban Renewal District
Amenities, government, health, housing and more
Find the right people to staff your new business
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There are so many areas to address when starting a business. The right location, business loans for a start up company, utilities and internet connections, finding good people, complying with local regulations. We're here to answer those questions for you.
The Chemeketa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Salem (just 30 minutes from McMinnville) offers one-on-one confidential business advising, at no charge, along with classes, workshops and programs. They provide empowerment, education and expertise to help you run a stronger and more profitable business. The MERIT program, also at the Chemeketa SBDC, is designed to help micro-enterprises with 5 or fewer employees.
MERIT (MicroEnterprise Resources Initiatives Training)
Forrest Peck, Executive Director
"The MEDP team did a great job coordinating the permitting process for the buyers of the Lafayette Place land and commercial building. I am happy to report a new construction project is underway."
- Jeffrey R. Brooks, SIOR, Vice President of KIDDER MATTHEWS
You're in good company. These businesses were made in McMinnville: