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NEOEDD’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Northeast Oregon.

The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is a public organization established in 1985. Baker, Union and Wallowa counties formed the District by Intergovernmental Agreement as a way to enhance community and economic development services in the region.

Our staff members are dedicated to the communities they serve in northeast Oregon and have strong business networking, facilitation, financial, organizational and project development skills.

If you are starting or growing a business, ask us about our business finance and business training programs.

If you are working on a public infrastructure or a community project ask us about services for local governments and community groups.

If you are part of a non-profit organization ask how we can help your board and workers strategize, fund and operate in ways that best meet your mission.

Orientation Session for Business and Education Funding

Orientation Session for Business and Education Funding
In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise

People of moderate income who seek funds for a business enterprise or for education expenses are welcome to a free, one-hour orientation and introduction session. Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) administers a program called “Individual Development Account” (IDA). IDAs provide a 3-to-1 savings match. Someone who saves $1,000 and completes the program will receive an additional $3,000. Up to $12,000 total!

Orientation sessions take place:
• Baker City on Monday, Sept. 8, at 12 noon (Community Room at Baker County Library, 2400 Resort Street)
• La Grande on Monday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. (Colleen F. Johnson Community Room at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th St.)
• Enterprise on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 12 noon (Community Room at Enterprise Public Library, 101 NE First St.)
The orientation is offered at no charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Once accepted, program participants receive free business-planning and money-management classes, helping them build fiscal responsibility and saving habits that can last a lifetime.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about this program (including income limits) can visit NEOEDD’s website (, or call the office at 541-426-3598.

CEDS 2014 Update