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Summer Matteson, Economic Development Coordinator
Curry County Administrative Annex
94235 Moore Street, Suite 122
Gold Beach, OR 97444
Office: (541) 247.3253
Fax: (541) 247.2718
Cell: (541) 373.9027


Curry County works collaboratively with many agencies seeking to enhance the economic vitality of Curry County.

The South Coast Development Council supports economic development and


To purpose of CCD Business Development Corporation is to encourage economic development, diversify local economies, support industry, and enhance quality of life for all in the region. To provide opportunity for proactive economic growth through diversification and expansion.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. Each year, CCD prepares and updates 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.

CCD (541-756-4101) is the federally recognized and funded Economic Development District for Curry County. CCD provides technical assistance, project development, grant/project application writing, and grant/project administration services.


Our mission is to strengthen and support an entrepreneurial culture. We do this through dedicated service to businesses that help our communities thrive.

Our advising and trainings cover a broad range of business topics, from starting a business to developing an exit strategy. Clients receive resources and tools, including market research, financial analysis, and business planning. Advisers listen to clients and work with them to develop long-term strategies to meet specific goals.

Our services and classes include: Access to capital

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Global trade
  • Starting a business
  • Business planning
  • Business management
  • and much more!


The Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that invests federal and state funds into the workforce system in Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties, with focus on; Investing in human potential, creating opportunities for growth and responding to the needs of business.


We coordinate workforce programs and services through a network of local partners. 

Curry County’s economic development efforts also include  promotion of tourism through the Travel Curry Coast website offering information on visiting, living, and developing businesses in Curry County. An additional economic development resource in Curry County is the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) funded through Southwestern Oregon Community College and major grants from the State of Oregon Business Development Department and Small Business Administration. The center offers no-cost or inexpensive counseling, seminars, customized training, research materials and a host of other services, including:

Small Business Management Program in-depth assistance for existing business;

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) business startup and resources for new and existing businesses;

Workforce Development employee training and professional development;

Capital Resource Center assistance for capital and lending resources.

The City of Brookings and the City of Gold Beach are also available to provide assistance to anyone interested in starting up, expanding, or relocating a business. Each city has an Urban Renewal Plan and can advise on their economic development opportunities.

Neighborworks Umpqua offers community based economic development opportunities in Curry County. Business start-up and expansions for small independent businesses are offered with assistance in education, training, networking, marketing, and assistance through coaching, workshops and connection with business loan opportunities.

Questions? Contact Julie Schmelzer, at 541-247-3287 or email at:

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Sam Baugh, Executive Director
50 Central Ave #A
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420