The South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD) is focused on creating a thriving economy, rooted in our local renewable resources, the resourcefulness of our people, and our willingness to work together for the mutual benefit of both Klamath and Lake Counties.
We are a Special District working for the communities of Klamath and Lake Counties. We are governed by a 23-member board of directors that includes representation from the counties, cities and private sectors.
We work hard everyday because we want our businesses to thrive and our communities to grow.
Our Programs and Services
Since 2002, SCOEDD has made over 320 loans to 74 businesses in Klamath and Lake Counties totaling over $5.95 million.
In 2020, SCOEDD was able to provide 412 businesses with $3.38 million in grant funds which saved over 1,400 jobs.
Click the links below to learn more about our Loan and Grant programs.
We love our communities of Klamath and Lake counties and we are excited to connect you with all the wonderful people and resources our towns have to offer.
Click the links below to learn more about Klamath and Lake and other organizations assisting our communities.
SCOEDD'S ROCKSTAR BUSINESSES
"Thanks to a $165,000 loan from Southern Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD), Hart Mountain Store owner David Heath is able to refinance another loan he received on the business and use the remaining funds for some upgrades.”
Outside Programs for Small Businesses and Community Members
Commute Options Walk & Roll Challenge
Starting May 1, join Commute Options for a special challenge, celebrating the start of spring! Whether you’re continuing or returning to your active commute – this challenge is for you. For a year now, the way employees commute to work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in a time like this, extra motivation to choose travel behaviors that keep us healthy and reduce traffic impacts is extra important. Together, let’s positively impact Central and Eastern Oregon. Simply log into (or create your) Get There Oregon account. Once you record your first walk or roll in May, you are in the Challenge. Check the leaderboard to see your name in lights!
To enter the challenge, simply log your walk or roll trip to work during the month of May. Prizes include Deschutes Brewery gear; gift cards to Footzone, Birkenstock, and MasterCard, Wallowa Lake Lodge, Mt. Bachelor, Sunshine Mill Winery, Flow Yoga; and Commute Options gear like blinky lights, reflective straps, baseball caps, beanies, and more. A Grand Prize will be awarded to one of you! Log at least 5 trips by May 31 to be in the prize drawings, which will take the first week of June. Log more trips to increase your chances of winning.
Klamath Lake Regional Housing Center
Klamath lake Regional housing center
Alleviation of immediate health and safety hazards, including structural deficiencies, and substandard living conditions.
Modification necessary for disabled or elderly homeowners to remain in their houses.
Encourage neighborhood revitalization and energy conservation by rehabilitating homes to reduce use of energy.