West Eugene Enterprise Zone

Map of West Eugene Enterprise Zone Opens in new windowThe West Eugene Enterprise Zone, established in 2005, is jointly sponsored by the City of Eugene and Lane County. The Zone was re-designated by the State of Oregon in 2016 for an additional ten-year period. The primary purpose of the Zone is to stimulate new investments that create jobs. Eligible new investments within the Zone can be exempted from property taxes for a period of three years. Timely submittal of an Enterprise Zone prior to making an eligible investment is critical for program eligibility. (Visit the Department of Revenue website to download the application.)  If you are considering an investment within the West Eugene Enterprise Zone, contact Amanda D’Souza at 541-682-5540.  Use the map below to see if your property is in the West Eugene Enterprise Zone.

Business Firm Eligibility

Prior to commencing construction/installations, an eligible business firm submits an application in order for local officials to "authorize" it. Eligible firms include manufacturers, processors, distributors, warehouses, maintenance facilities and other operations that serve other businesses, as well as headquarters and call centers. Otherwise, retail, construction, financial and certain other activities are explicitly ineligible.

Qualified Property

A new building, modification/addition to a building, or new machinery or equipment may qualify for an exemption. Land, existing buildings, existing machinery and equipment, and minor personal property items are not eligible for the exemption. In order for the business firm to qualify include:

Three–year Enterprise Zone Exemption

Increase full-time, permanent employment of the firm inside the enterprise zone by the greater of one new job or ten percent (10%).

  • Enter into first-source agreement with local job training providers
  • Maintain employment levels during exemption period
  • No concurrent job losses more than 30 miles from the zone
  • Satisfy local additional conditions, imposed in the West Eugene Enterprise Zone
  • Zone Sponsor may waive the required employment increase for investments of $25 million or more

Contact Us

  1. Amanda D'Souza

    Development Programs Manager

    99 W 10th Ave

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5540

    Fx: 541-682-5572