West Eugene Enterprise Zone
Timely submittal of an Oregon Enterprise Zone Authorization Application prior to making an eligible investment is critical for program eligibility. If you are considering an investment within the West Eugene Enterprise Zone, contact Amanda D'Souza at 541-682-5540.
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.
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%).
Four or five years of exemption in total can be granted with special approval from the Zone Sponsor. The requirements include the basic three–year requirements, plus: