Business Funding & Incentive Programs

The City has a number of programs aimed at aiding local businesses and attracting new businesses to the area. The city specifically targets manufacturing, wholesale distribution, regional service centers, and high-tech companies in the 10 to 300 employee range. Some of the services and programs offered by the city include the following:

Building Facade Matching Grant Fund Program

The Grants Pass Facade Improvement Grant Fund is to provide grants for the restoration/renovation of these buildings and others in designated areas within the City of Grants Pass.
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Business Retention & Relocation Assistance Program

The program provides matching grants to help relocating local businesses remain in Grants Pass.
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Grants Pass Enterprise Zone

The State offers this property tax abatement program to lower up-front business expansion or new development costs.
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Industrial Development Revolving Loan Fund

The fund provides low interest, long-term gap financing to help qualified businesses expand.
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Light the Storefronts Grant Incentive Program

Encouraging downtown merchants to improve the aesthetics of their storefronts will be beneficial to citizens in addition to attracting tourism.
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Micro Enterprise Loan Program

The program helps new business owners get started by providing small loans up to $25,000.
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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity zones are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities.
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System Development Charges Incentive Program

This program reimburses qualified businesses and nonprofits up to 100% of their Transportation System Development Charges.
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Vertical Housing Development Program

Grants Pass became the 1st community in Oregon to implement a Vertical Housing Development Zone in an attempt to offer incentives for investment in multistory downtown historic buildings.
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Contact Us

  1. Susan Seereiter

    Business Advocate
    Email Susan Seereiter
    Ph: 541-450-6014

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.