About CCD Business Development

Our Mission

To create a climate that encourages economic development that will retain existing jobs, create new jobs, diversify local economies, support existing industry, and enhance the quality of life for the region’s residents, as well as providing an atmosphere for personal growth for the employees.

Our Vision

CCD Business Development Corporation prepares the communities it services for economic growth by encouraging economic diversification, ensuring the availability of adequate infrastructure and responding, RATHER than reacting, to the needs of local governments and/or retain the opportunity for a family wage job for all the region’s residents.

Who We Are

CCD Business Development Corporation’s primary activities are: The creation of private sector employment through local and regional economic diversification and capacity building, reflecting the conviction that sound economic development policy arise from local and regional determination of economic development needs and priorities.
CCD Business Development Corporation is a private nonprofit Oregon corporation which was formed in 1971. CCD enjoys a national reputation as one of the leading economic development organizations in the United States, and is the federally recognized Economic Development District for Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties. As such, each year CCD is mandated to prepare and update a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. CCD’s CEDS is the most comprehensive regional planning document for the area and guides CCD’s regional economic and community development activities.

For more information about CCD, take a look at our 2016 Annual Report.

What We Do

CCD Business Development Corporation’s primary activity areas are:

Development Finance – CCD is very active in the area of private business lending and was designated in 1981 by the Small Business Administration as a Certified Development Company. CCD assists with financial consulting for business start-ups, acquisitions and expansions for land, buildings, and equipment.
Enterprise & E-Commerce Zone – The Enterprise Zone program was designed to create jobs and local incentive by providing tax incentives to qualifying businesses and industries. CCD staff services as the Enterprise Zone Manager for the seven Enterprise Zones:

  • Gold Beach Enterprise Zone – Curry County
  • Coquille Valley Enterprise Zone – Coos County
  • Bay Area Enterprise Zone – Coos County
  • Sutherlin / Oakland Enterprise Zone – Douglas County
  • Roberts Creek Enterprise and Electronic Commerce Zone – Douglas County
  • Lower Umpqua Enterprise Zone – Douglas County
  • South Douglas Enterprise Zone – Douglas County 
    Business Retention/Expansion Services – In cooperation with the Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center, the Southwestern Oregon Community College Business Development Center, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department Business Retention Program. CCD provides financial, marketing, and management consulting services for troubled or expanding companies in the region.
    Grant/Project Management and Administration – CCD contracts with cities and agencies in the region to write grant/project applications, provide grant administration services, and to manage projects funded by the Federal and State Agencies. Most such projects involve detailed technical compliance requirements which require experienced staff oversight.
    Staff/Technical Assistance – CCD provides staff and/or technical assistance for the Douglas County Industrial Development Board. CCD also serves on the management team for The Umpqua Economic Development Partnership (UEDP).