Doing Business in Lincoln County
The Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County Oregon welcomes you to locate your business and grow it here. Lincoln County has many strengths which can contribute to the success of a business venture. However, it is of prime importance to know your product or service through market research. Research must also be done on the customer base and the competition. The characteristics of Lincoln County can help to describe the market and needs that exist.
There are 992 square miles of land, mostly forested, 80 miles of coastline, and U.S. Highway 101 is the main transport corridor. The population base is about 45,000. A higher percentage of our residents are over 65 than the state average. Retirement serves as a source of personal income, in many cases a low, fixed amount. Port, air, rail and highway shipping are all available within the county with daily air service available out of the Newport Airport. For e-commerce, there is fiber optic cable, an e-commerce enterprise zone, and a tech support group for businesses. Our local community college, Oregon Coast Community College, with its Small Business Development Center occupies 3 campuses throughout the county. The primary industries are tourism, commercial and sport fishing, forest products, health care, and government. There are small sectors of manufacturing and agriculture. Marine research is a growth industry, and high tech is growing. Almost all the local businesses are small businesses. Workforce is about 22,000, with about 45% of total population having some college education.
For more information about doing business in Lincoln County contact the Economic Development Alliance.