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McMinnville Industrial Promotions - Cutting the Red Tape

Bright futures don't happen by accident - it takes hard work. MIP has been helping manufacturing businesses succeed since 1953.

McMinnville Industrial Promotions (MIP) understands manufacturing and business because they are IN business - they purchase, develop, own and sell industrial properties in McMinnville. If you're thinking about McMinnville for your relocation or expansion, we at MEDP can get you connected to MIP. They'll be there, ready to help develop your next step. 

Members of MIP gather around the plans on an industrial site.
Located in Meggitt Polymers & Composites' plant, a site MIP helped develop

Who is MIP?

MIP is a group of long-time community members and savvy business leaders who are ready to help newcomers and existing businesses access facilities, permits, and professional services. MIP understands the details that are integral to the success of a startup, expansion or relocation and currently owns a number of buildings and properties within the McMinnville city limits that are ready to lease, purchase or build-to-suit.

MIP works collaboratively with MEDP, the City of McMinnville, and Business Oregon to help McMinnville's businesses continue to grow. Curious about the properties currently available in McMinnville? Visit our Properties Page

What can MIP do?

MIP is removing obstacles

MIP recognizes that a bright future starts with the ability to overcome the obstacles facing any new start-up, relocation or expansion. MIP can help pave the way for manufacturing businesses to relocate or expand in McMinnville, Oregon, so business owners can take action and succeed. The services of the volunteer Board of Directors are free of charge.

MIP services include:

  • Maintaining an inventory of available industrial properties.
  • Managing construction of manufacturing buildings.
  • Leasing manufacturing buildings to companies.
  • Managing lease to own manufacturing buildings. 

Many properties that MIP owns, such as the Orchard Avenue 26 acre site, comes with much of the time-consuming site work already completed. This includes site development, shovel ready certification, environmental studies, and utility hook-up arrangements. 

Contact MIP

If you're considering starting, relocating, or expanding a business in the Pacific Northwest, consider McMinnville, Oregon. To connect with MIP, you can either call MEDP ( 503.474.6814 ), or you can contact the MIP Board directly:

Doug Hurl, MIP President
Phone: 503.434.8097

MIP's History

Business leaders helping business leaders - this is the history and vision of McMinnville Industrial Promotions

An old newspaper image showing MIP promise of 9 for '69

Faced with a devastating economic crisis in 1953, including the loss of 300 jobs and several plant closures, a local group of 45 business and professional leaders pledged their own money to attract new businesses to McMinnville. These were leaders who were not only concerned with business success, but with the long-term health and vitality of their community. They knew economic stability was important to strengthening their overall community and would provide great opportunities for the future.

MIP began as a nonprofit organization, and in 1955 expanded to a community corporation. The following year it progressed to a for-profit with the same important mission - to attract new industries to McMinnville. Today, a volunteer Board freely shares their expertise and insight on behalf of a stronger and more stable economic climate for all.

An aerial shot of McMinnville in the 50's.
An aerial shot of McMinnville in the 1950's.

MIP was the first industrial development company in the Pacific Northwest to qualify for Small Business Administration funds. It was recognized by Governor Tom McCall when nine different industrial projects broke ground in McMinnville in 1969 - the result of MIP's "9 for 69" effort. MIP also formed a unique partnership with the City to acquire a $770,000 federal economic development grant to establish the city's major industrial park infrastructure in 1983. Today, MIP continues to collaborate with others who share their mission and lead the effort to work toward a bright future. 

MIP Board of Directors

Members of MIP's Board of Directors live and work in McMinnville and all share in MIP's focus - that economic stability is key to strengthening the overall community and leads to greater manufacturing and businesses opportunities for the future.

Board Members

Carol Granger
Owner, Les' Appliance
Doug Hurl
MIP Board
Skip Huwaldt
Owner, Huwaldt Insurance
Deven Paolo
Solid Form
Harold Washington
Owner, Washington Roofing Company
Teresa Smith
Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer
Citizens Bank
Tom Tankersley
Attorney, Tankersley, Wright, & Strunk LLC
Kate Gowell
MIP Attorney
Haugeberg, Rueter, Gowell, Fredricks & Higgins, P.C.
Ken Patton
General Manager, Hewlett Packard
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