Economic Development Commission

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • First Monday of each month unless the date conflicts with a holiday in which case the meeting will occur on the second Monday of the month.
  • City Hall Council Chambers

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About the Commission

The Eagle Point Economic Development Commission is a seven-member body appointed by the City Council to advise on local economic development matters. Members serve staggered three-year terms.

Economic Development Strategy

The Commission's activity is currently guided by the Economic Development Strategy adopted by the City Council in October 2013. The long term goals of the Strategy are to:
  • Promote Eagle Point as a business-friendly community which makes a significant contribution to the regional economy.
  • Work to support development-ready sites that are attractive to businesses, including through inter-agency collaboration
  • Create an environment in which the City government is a business ally and resource
  • Create a community well-known for its unique charm and livability.
The Strategy is comprised of the following initiatives and actions:

Strategic Initiative #1: Existing Conditions Analysis
  • Inventory all sites, buildings and businesses.
  • Identify if existing regulations support economic development goals.
  • Assess if existing infrastructure meets the needs of desired developments.
  • Review existing practices to identify barriers to development.
Strategic Initiative #2: Business Recruitment & Retention
  • Continue partnership with SOREDI.
  • Develop partnerships with state agencies like Business Oregon.
  • Promote Eagle Point, including use of incentives such as Enterprise Zone.
  • Recruit new commercial, traded sector and e-commerce business.
  • Focus on high priority development zones.
  • Maintain ongoing communication and outreach with existing businesses, partner with Chamber.
  • Provide information and resources to existing businesses to assist in their success.
  • Research programs to assist Eagle Point small businesses with other agency partners.
  • Develop a Business Eagle Point Summit.

Strategic Initiative #3: Marketing

  • Establish a business-oriented tagline for the City.
  • Dispense Eagle Point brochures.
  • Develop and maintain "Business Eagle Point" web page with needed materials.
  • Develop City business fact sheet.
  • Partner with regional marketing campaigns, like Southern Oregon Visitors Association.

Strategic Initiative #4: Regional Participation

  • Collaborate with SOREDI & business groups.
  • Improve Eagle Point's competitive edge through collaboration with government agencies.
  • Maintain Eagle Point's presence at the "regional table" through involvement in economic development committees.

Strategic Initiative #5: Community Livability

  • Identify what businesses are looking for in the way of livability, and seek to provide it.
  • Market Eagle Point as a desirable and livable community.
  • Work on improving neighborhood appearance, to include neighborhood group involvement.
  • Work on visually and functionally improving, and activating, downtown.
  • Work on improving the Highway 62 commercial corridor appearance.
  • Support improvement of pedestrian and recreation facilities.

2017 Current Economic Development Commission

Application for Economic Development Commission Position.

To be announced
Council Liaison
Heather Marinucci
School District 9 Representative
December 31, 2016
Joni Parsons
Commission Member
December 31, 2017
Jason Tilley
Commission Member
December 31, 2017