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.
Building Facade Matching Grant Fund Program - Link to page

Business Retention & Relocation Assistance Program

The program provides matching grants to help relocating local businesses remain in Grants Pass.
Business Retention & Relocation Assistance Program - Link to page

Grants Pass Enterprise Zone

The State offers this property tax abatement program to lower up-front business expansion or new development costs.
Grants Pass Enterprise Zone - Link to page

Industrial Development Revolving Loan Fund

The fund provides low interest, long-term gap financing to help qualified businesses expand.
Industrial Development Revolving Loan Fund - Link to page

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.
Light the Storefronts Grant Incentive Program - Link to page

Micro Enterprise Loan Program

The program helps new business owners get started by providing small loans up to $25,000.
Micro Enterprise Loan Program - Link to page

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity zones are designed to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities.
 Opportunity Zones - Link to page

System Development Charges Incentive Program

This program reimburses qualified businesses and nonprofits up to 100% of their Transportation System Development Charges.
System Development Charges Incentive Program - Link to page

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.
Vertical Housing Development Program - Link to page

Contact Us

  1. Susan Seereiter


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

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Hours


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