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La Pine is experiencing strong growth in new businesses as the demand for additional services provides excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs.  Many existing businesses are relocating in La Pine to larger facilities or expanding current sites to meet those needs. 

Light industrial businesses that complement La Pine’s clean, rural lifestyle are beginning construction plans in the Newberry and Finley Butte business and industrial parks located on the east side of La Pine.  These well-planned facilities located close to Central Oregon’s north-south highway corridor and rail facilities are attracting industries that can offer family-wage jobs for La Pine residents. Many businesses in other Oregon communities and out of state are expressing strong interest in La Pine’s livability, accessibility and the lower cost of property acquisition. 

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Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to diversifying the regional economy by recruiting new companies and helping traded-sector firms already in Central Oregon expand.

Fitting with its pioneering spirit, La Pine and its surrounding area has become a hub of activity for the renewable energy industry. The city boasts the first gold LEED certified building east of the Cascade Mountains, Midstate Electric Cooperative, and with the completion of Little Deschutes Lodge Retirement Center, will have the first platinum LEED building – the highest certification available. Recent interest and implementation of renewable energy projects including geothermal, biomass and solar have made La Pine the potential hub for renewable energy technology.

The commercial area of La Pine has several sizeable developments underway or recently completed including a new multi-million dollar senior/assisted living facility, elementary school, and several new commercial/retail businesses. Community leaders in the La Pine area have also been working diligently on development of municipal services including a community water and sewer system. As a result, the area's new industrial park and surrounding areas have water provided by a new well, distribution system and 250,000 gallon storage reservoir managed by La Pine Water District. Sewer services are also available, provided by the La Pine Sewer District.

These efforts have been well timed with the development of the area's business "drawing card," the La Pine Industrial Park. This newer, fully serviced park offers flat and "rock-less" buildable lots from ¼ acre to 40 + acres at the very low price of $12,500 per acre or $1,250 per acre per year for lease. The park also has the advantage of easy access to both the Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad mainline as well as U.S. Hwy 97, which connects with I-5 to the south in California, I-84 in northern Oregon, and I-90 in central Washington.

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La Pine Industrial PARK

La Pine Industrial Park is 327-acres owned by Deschutes County, Oregon. The 1st phase of 130 acres was sold out in 2001.

Currently available are several 0.43-acre lots in the Newberry Business Park on Reed Road, and 17 lots ranging from 1 - 3 acres in the Finley Butte Industrial Park south of the new Midstate Electric Coop headquarters.  There is also a 78-acre parcel certified by the State of Oregon as "shovel ready" that is being reserved for a large rail user.

La Pine Industrial Park can provide a range of site options including fully-serviced ready-to-build lots, build-to-suit facilities for purchase or lease, and multi-tenant space for lease. Financing can also be arranged for qualified companies.

La Pine is a newly-incorporated city 30 miles south of Bend, Oregon. It enjoys the lowest property tax rates in Central Oregon and the lowest electric power rates.

See the strengths and advantages of bringing your new industry to La Pine.

Contact Teresa Rozic at Deschutes County at (541) 388-6570

Contact Rick Allen at the City of La Pine at (541) 536-1432


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