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.
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…
We are an organization that truly serves our communities – driving improvements, assisting in job creation and connecting people & businesses to resources.
I live in Central Oregon because…
The lifestyle of Central Oregonians fits my family perfectly; outdoor adventuring, ‘small town strong’ vibe, resort, rural & urban living within minutes & family values.
When I’m not working, you’ll find me…
With my family riding bikes, floating the Deschutes River, playing golf, watching sporting events or working on remodeling projects around our home.
My Central Oregon happy place is…
My favorite local beverage is…
An espresso from Sparrow Bakery… WOW.
Something about me you may not know…
I have a unique military background and worked for a Fortune 50 company, a privately held company, a co-op, and founded my own consulting firm.
Ask me about…
+1 Communication, Team Building or how I like to help businesses MOVE, START, GROW!