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 18,000 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 LaPine 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.
Sunriver/La Pine Area Director
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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. From 2015 to 2020, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is investing 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%. Over 10 megawatts are available now, expandable as needed. 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.
Sunriver/La Pine Area Director
I’m passionate about EDCO and economic development because…
EDCO is passionate about recruiting new capital investment and career opportunities while promoting the assets that make Central Oregon unique. I am passionate economic development because it allows me to address real issues for new and expanding companies as they create real economic change in a community.
I live in Central Oregon because…
There is no region in the United States that values both a pro-business climate and recreation opportunities like Central Oregon.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me…
In the river during the summer, rock climbing during spring and fall, and skiing Mt. Bachelor during the winter.
The least known thing about me is…
I won a national championship for wakesurfing in 2009.
My Central Oregon happy place is…
Outside during every season.
My favorite local beverage is…
There is so much good beer, but I love the Sunriver Brewing Rippin Northwest Ale.