Economic development is the concerted effort of policymakers, community leaders and entrepreneurs to grow the economy, increase employment, and improve the standards of living in Marion County.
The Community Services department works in conjunction with the Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Economic Development Advisory Board to support efforts to communicate across public and private sectors, seek efficiencies in government operations and help employers retain and create jobs.
One of the functions of Community Services' Economic Development program is to administer Oregon Lottery funds. These funds are dispersed in Marion County in accordance with ORS 461.450 through grants awarded at the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Board and the designation of the Marion County Board of Commissioners.
Important Announcement - Grant Funds Available
Business Development Job Creation Grants - Now Accepting Application
Community Project Grants - Accepting Applications Until January 25, 2017