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The EOWB is eastern Oregon's link to the public workforce system. As one of its many functions, the EOWB facilitates partnerships between local businesses with similar workforce needs.
Sector Partnerships are industry-led collaborations of businesses dedicated to strengthening their sector in the local area.
Watch this video introducing what sector partnerships are and how they help businesses.
"It is quickly discovered how prioritizing all the issues and working together, solutions are found that help the entire group." - Bill Rosholt, Executive Director of EOWB
Early childhood education work group
Early this Summer, work was started to bring together key stakeholders to begin addressing the lack of early childhood educators in eastern Oregon. The group identified 3 priorities to begin addressing and is creating work groups to address each initiative:
If you are open to participating in one of these work groups or would like more information, please contact us. The meetings are expected to be approximately once a month for 30-45 minutes and will focus on creating and initiating plans to advance these initiatives for early childhood education in eastern Oregon.
Healthcare organizations have identified priorities to strengthen the healthcare industry in Southeast Oregon. We currently meet as a committee to discuss regional needs and plan events to increase healthcare workforce.
Our priorities: Recruiting & Retaining Talent, Housing, and Growing Our Own Workforce
Please contact us if you would like to learn more or to participate in any of the projects.
We are currently seeking transportation and warehousing organizations interested in collaborating on strengthening the industry in eastern Oregon. Eastern Oregon is a great location to reach all of Pacific Northwest. Contact us to learn more about this sector and how to get involved.
Our priorities: Recruiting & Retaining Talent and Growing Our Own Workforce
Manufacturers are supported by public partners that help coordinate efforts to support success such as training and economic development.
Contact us for more information on this sector and how to get involved. We are currently seeking manufacturing organizations to join us in strengthening the industry in eastern Oregon.
We want to hear your ideas to improve business support services in eastern Oregon for the 2022-23 program year.
Business Oregon > Business Statistics, Grants, Loans, Tax Incentives, Investing, Oregon Growth Board, Business Entrepreneur and Business Resources, Build or Maintain Infrastructure, Market Oregon Products Overseas, Complete for Contracts.
America's Small Business Development Center > No-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. Eastern Oregon SBDCs are located in Pendleton, La Grande and Ontario.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network > Helps entrepreneurs start up and scale up by connecting them to peers and mentors, startup funding opportunities, and hands-on training.
Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation (GEODC) > Economic development, Lending programs, Grant writing services, Grant administrative services, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administration, Northeast Regional Housing Program administration, labor standards compliance and other state and federal grant program administrations.
Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NOEDD) > Financial, technical, and educational resources for Northeast Oregon’s entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and municipalities.
U.S. Small Business Administration > Small business help and funding programs.
Office of Small Business Assistance > State of Oregon > Helping small businesses navigate state and local government, start or grow your business, virtual training, and other business resources.
Oregon Apprenticeship > Create a Registered Apprenticeship for your business.
Work Share Oregon > Avoid layoffs
Oregon Saves > Available to Oregon workers whose employers do not offer a workplace retirement plan, self-employed individuals, and others who want an easy way to save.
Travel Oregon > Grants, Programs & Initiatives, Events, Marketing Opportunities & Toolkits, Virtual Training, Industry News, Research, & Tourism in Oregon.
Quality Info > The Oregon Employment Department's Workforce and Economic Research Division provides accurate, reliable, and timely information about Oregon's state and local labor markets.
CTUIR Tribal Enterprises > The economy of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Grow your business with Google > Digital training courses and tools to help your small business adapt, grow, and better serve your community.
Eastern Oregon Business Source (EOBS) > Professional development, strategic planning, workforce initiatives, leadership mentoring, grant writing, economic development.
LaunchPad Baker > a business incubator where entrepreneurs can access free support, direction and resources necessary to make their dreams a reality.
Ignite La Grande > a one-stop center for small business resources, classes, referrals, a hang-out for entrepreneurs and a co-working space in La Grande.
Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance > Our mission to create an inviting, family-friendly and inclusive climate in Main Street Districts for new and existing businesses through improvements to infrastructure and increased promotion.
Port of Morrow > Financing, Financial Incentives, Industrial Sites, Transportation, Utilities located in Boardman, Oregon.
Ready.Gov Business Resiliency Resources > Preparedness planning for your business for a variety of hazards
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