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.


Click the links below to learn about the many SCOEDD and KLRHC programs we have available to community members and business owners.


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.

Klamath & Lake Counties


If you are in need of high quality handmade whelping pet supplies, look no further than Chiloquin, Oregon!

We had the wonderful opportunity to drive over to Chiloquin and meet with a local entrepreneur, Regina Franklin, owner of DogTownPetSupplies.

Regina makes high quality handmade whelping dog supplies. and sells on Etsy and Amazon Handmade.

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Outside Programs for Small Businesses and Community Members


Oregon's Disaster Assistance Program Launches

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) launched the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program (ODAP) for farmers and ranchers who suffered financial losses during one or more of the natural disasters that hit Oregon in 2021.

This $40 million program includes forgivable loans for eligible farmers.

ODAP applications are available through a participating lending institution. Lenders who are accepting applications include: Umpqua Bank, Columbia Bank, Bank of Eastern Oregon, and Old West Federal Credit Union.

Applications are available until June 3, 2022, when assistance will begin to be processed. Based on available funds, ODAP may conduct a second round of applications. For more information, please click on the link below.

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.