Hillsboro, Oregon, is the state's fifth largest city, located approximately 18 miles west of Portland in Washington County. Situated in the heart of the "Silicon Forest", Hillsboro is home to numerous high tech and clean tech manufacturing companies, including Intel's primary research and development facilities, and SolarWorld, the largest solar panel manufacturer in the western hemisphere. As an international leader in high tech and clean tech manufacturing, and home to some of the best land, power, and water in the country, Hillsboro serves as the state's economic engine, attracting investment from industries across the globe, and providing thousands of quality jobs to a highly-skilled workforce.
The City of Hillsboro's Economic Development Department (EDD) facilitates economic opportunites in Hillsboro by providing the expertise and knowledge necessary to create a successful and business-friendly environment. We are committed to the growth, expansion, and sustainability of businesses, preserving jobs and the standard of living for Hillsboro’s citizens. While providing assistance to all, EDD concentrates their efforts in two main areas:
Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion
EDD provides support for existing and new businesses by promoting awareness of economic development programs, services and incentives offered by the City. Services include targeted marketing and business recruitment, real estate site searches, assistance with the permit and building process, business advocacy for policy and implementation tools, regulatory assistance, and other support needed to help businesses thrive.