The Hidden Gem of Central Oregon for Business
About Sunriver/La Pine
La Pine is a growing community located just 30 minutes south of Bend – the region’s economic center – on US Highway 97. With 19,000 year-round residents, the city offers affordable living costs and proximity to year-round recreation, as well as incentives for locating your industrial or commercial venture. The La Pine Industrial Park contains 150 available acres with state-certified parcels, shovel-ready for building, complete with in-place curbside infrastructure – water, sewer, power, and fiber optic internet services.
La Pine is also only 17 miles from Sunriver, a world-renowned resort community with an airport and other extensive amenities for both visitors and residents. Together, La Pine and Sunriver are the magnets of the southern part of Deschutes County, with a total of 160,000 residents. The two communities are close to lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and landmarks (including the Newberry Volcanic Monument and Crater Lake) for plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, and other sports.
To provide an overview of Sunriver/La Pine, EDCO publishes the 2023 Sunriver La Pine Economic Profile. This annual report includes a statistical snapshot of the regional economy with trend information about employment, population, and other frequently requested data.
Patricia Lucas, Sunriver/La Pine Director
Patricia@edcoinfo.com | (248) 693-3049
Why Sunriver/La Pine?
- Business Incentives – La Pine offers easy permitting, affordable land that is buildable with minimal obstructions, and a state-qualified Rural Enterprise Zone, which provides for up to 15-year property tax relief for qualifying businesses.
- Commercial/Industrial building and land vacancy – Retail and service business building units and extensive buildable land within the surrounding landscape
- La Pine Industrial Park – An ideal host to industries like data center and call center operations.
- Transportation Advantage – La Pine parallels U.S. Hwy 97 running from Northern California to the Canadian border. Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has invested millions in roadway and landscaping improvements while the city is expanding urban renewal projects to uplift area amenities.
- Infrastructure – Running approximately parallel to La Pine are energy transmission lines from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Cascade Natural Gas. Burlington Northern Railroad runs nearby with a side rail into the city’s major industrial park. Midstate Electric Cooperative connects to low-cost BPA hydroelectric power. Highly available power is both plentiful and reliable with uptime estimated at greater than 99.999%. The La Pine Industrial Park is covered within the BendBroadband fiber loop surrounding Central Oregon. The park is provided with high-speed Internet from any of three Internet Service Providers for redundancy.
Each quarter, Sunriver / La Pine Economic Development Director publishes a progress report. Read the SLED Progress Report Q3.2023.