Economic Development

Information on resources for businesses and workers related to COVID-19 can be found at the City of Eugene’s COVID-19 Updates page.

Supporting Economic Growth and Development

The City of Eugene works with businesses and developers to create local jobs, support economic growth, and add to the vitality of our community.

Business Growth Loans

Business Growth Loans are accessible for new and existing businesses and nonprofits in Eugene through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. This fund was established to create jobs while stimulating private sector investment. These loans help organizations grow, evolve or stabilize by addressing credit barriers and providing flexible financing options.

High-Speed Downtown Fiber

The City of Eugene, Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), the Lane Council of Governments, and the Technology Association of Oregon have partnered to construct EUGNet, a municipally owned fiber network in downtown Eugene. EUGNet is an open-access network—EWEB owns the fiber infrastructure and private ISPs (internet service providers) provide service to individual customers using that fiber infrastructure. Any qualified ISP is able to lease the fiber.

Mapping Value

This project increases understanding about how building development affects our city financial stability and services provided. Residents and businesses of Eugene depend on our city government to provide key public services like streets and public safety. Three-dimensional maps and easy to read narratives guide how the concepts behind property tax per acre affects our community.