Access Market Data
Hermiston is an excellent location to invest in. You will see that from the numbers. Many economic development websites tend to over-inflate the area’s importance through flowery language in hopes of attracting new business development. The City of Hermiston doesn’t hide behind odd interpretations of vague information, because we don’t just want your business in Hermiston, we want your business to EXCELL in Hermiston. On this site, you’ll find real numbers and have access to the raw data.
To see an independent Retail Market Analysis conducted by Pitney Bowes Business Insight in 2011, click HERE.
Starting a Business
Umatilla Electric Revolving Loan Fund:
Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC):
Oregon SBDC – Pendleton Resources Tab:
Available & Skilled Workforce
There are more that 117,000 people actively in the workforce who live within Hermiston’s 30 mile labor shed, and 46% of these workers have at least some college or an Associate’s degree. Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University also offer full programs in Hermiston.
To learn more about Hermiston workforce:
Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center:
Worksource Quality Info:
Building Codes Permits & Permits
City of Hermiston Departments:
City of Hermiston Building Permits:
City of Hermiston Planning Department:
City of Hermiston Frequently Asked Questions:
Land Use/Zoning Laws
Umatilla County Property Taxes:
Umatilla County Planning/Zoning Department:
Oregon Dept of Land Conservation & Development:
Umatilla County Tax Rates
Enterprise Zone Tax-Abatement
Industrial and manufacturing businesses which locate or expand their current employment in Hermiston may be eligible for 3-5 years of exemption from property taxes on new construction or equipment. To learn more about the Hermiston Enterprise Zone visit us at www.hermiston.or.us/business/incentives
Telecommunications, Fiber Optics & Internet
Very Affordable Power
Hermiston is served by Hermiston Energy Services, a municipal electric utility and Umatilla Electric Co-Op. Together these two power providers supply industry in Hermiston with some of the lowest electric rates in Oregon.
Current rates can be found at:
Low Water & Sewer Rates
Hermiston has the lowest Water & Sewer Rates for large scale water users of any comparable eastern-Oregon city. An analysis done in 2013 showed that across the board commercial water and sewer rate payers in Hermiston pay less than they would in Pendleton, The Dalles, LaGrande, Baker City or in Ontario.
Check out the analysis at:
Projects of Current Success
Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center (EOTEC)
Hermiston School District:
Hermiston Christian School
Hermiston Junior Academy—Seventh Day Adventist
Blue Mountain Community College:
Eastern Oregon University:
Hermiston Parks & Recreation
Emergency & Fire Department
Hispanic Advisory Committee
Latino Business Network
"Wonderful people promoting local businesses and supporting the community!"
Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic