Curry County Economic Development

       Pamela Dickson

Director of Administration/Economic Development

94235 Moore Street, Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR 97444
(541) 247-3253

Cape Blanco Country Music Festival

        August 1 - 3, 2014    


August 1 - 3, 2014

            Sixes, Oregon



New Fiber Optic Loop

The completed fiber optic network is the final segment of an 87-mile route from Grants Pass, Ore. to Crescent City, Calif. consisting of a 720GB circuit with capacity to service thousands of people across multiple cities. It brings high-speed Internet, phone and high definition (HD) television service to numerous households and businesses, makes advanced telemedicine possible and creates opportunities for businesses such as call centers with heavy data applications. It also completes a redundant, fiber optic loop connecting southern Oregon and northern California, establishing a more reliable connection.

Three Dimensional Timberlands, LLC.

Profile: Three Dimensional Timberlands LLC – Sustainable Biomass Pyrolysis Using Forestry Waste:  A new start-up biomass pyrolysis company is building its first pilot plant on the forested coast of southwest Oregon in the United States. Three Dimensional Timberlands (3DT) is purchasing a former timber mill site where they will construct a three-ton-per-hour fast pyrolysis unit. Access to appropriate feedstocks is one reason for the Oregon location. The fast pyrolysis used by 3DT produces significant quantities of biochar along with bio-oil. The plant should be up and running in nine months, and after proving the feasibility of the technology in operational mode, the group has immediate plans for two additional plants in Oregon with long term plans for expansion both within the US and globally.


NEWS RELEASE:  Oregon Small Business Lending Programs Awarded Additional $5.6 Million
MARCH 10, 2014
Media Contact:

Rachel Wray, 503-559-1277

Funds administered by Business Oregon are expected to help Oregon small businesses access up to $56 million of capital

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber and Business Oregon announced today that Oregon has secured an additional $5.6 million in funding for the state’s small businesses through a third disbursement from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). 

“We’re pleased that our previous success has been rewarded with an additional $5.6 million to fund the growth of Oregon’s small business community,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “In partnership with banks around the state, we hope to leverage these funds with private capital to help deliver as much as $56 million in lending for our state’s economy.” 

Oregon’s third disbursement of SSBCI funds from the U.S. Treasury comes after Business Oregon successfully lent $10.6 million, or 97 percent, of funding in its first two disbursements. The state was awarded a total allocation of $16.5 million in August 2011. To date, the federal funds have generated over $90 million in private sector financing to more than 160 Oregon small businesses. 

“Our team has used SSBCI funds to provide nearly $100 million in low-interest loans and loan guarantees to Oregon small business owners in every corner of our state,” said Business Oregon Director Tim McCabe. 

For example, Business Oregon used SSBCI funds to make a $200,000, low-interest loan to Drink Tanks Corp., a Bend-based company that manufactures stainless-steel beer growlers. 

“The Oregon Business Development Fund loan allowed Drink Tanks to scale up, open West Coast distribution channels, and hire both production and office staff,” said Nicholas Hill, Drink Tanks’ CEO.  

SSBCI was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, signed into law by President Obama on September 27, 2010. The $1.5 billion program is expected to spur up to $15 billion in new lending to small businesses and manufacturers as states use federal funds to leverage private investment dollars. 

Oregon’s SSBCI funding is distributed through Business Oregon’s business finance programs including the Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF), the Credit Enhancement Fund (CEF) and the Capital Access Program (CAP). Businesses and lenders may obtain more information about Business Oregon’s small business lending programs by visiting


reHome Oregon

reHome Oregon your mobile or manufactured home

The State of Oregon “ … a team of public, private, and civic partners to produce a viable funding package for homeowners who want to replace their substandard manufactured homes  with energy efficient, safer, and more valuable manufactured homes. 
Picture-- John A. Kitzhaber, M.D. Governor