Locally Based Resources:
Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce
member-driven business organization for the Stayton Area. The
Chamber’s mission is to promote a thriving business climate that
enhances local economic vitality & community livability.
Strategic Economic Development Corporation
It is the mission of SEDCOR to leverage
the strength of our Public/Private partnerships, aggressively retaining
and attracting high value jobs and capital investment, while providing
member services that support business success in Marion and Polk
Chemeteka Community College Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center offers a range of programs and
services designed to help business owners improve management skills and
the profitability of their business. Confidential, one-on-one business
advising is available at no cost.
Other Business Resources:
WorkSource Oregon Employment Department
This organization connects employers with qualified candidates.
WorkSource Oregon Employment Department/Veterans Unit
This special unit provides resources for veterans seeking employment.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Find statistics and research on national, regional and industry-specific economic trends.
US Census Bureau
Find lots of useful information about demographics, as well as business, building, code, and employer data.
Department of Labor
site provides access to the vast resources and information available to
employers and employees through the Department of Labor.
Small Business Administration
online courses, business loans and grants, statistics, support and
resources for starting and growing a new business, including special
sections for women or minority owned businesses.
US Patent and Trademark Office
site provides information on patenting, trademarking or copywriting
anything, and allows users to search patents to make sure your idea is
resource provides compliance guides, information on business loans and
grants, workplace posters, and industry-specific support.
International Trade Administration
Information for companies planning to do international imports or exports.
is the United States main government Web site with links to other
governmental agencies and lots of national information, including fuel
prices, federal loan and grant information, federal taxes, information
for nonprofit businesses, etc.
This resource helps women-owned businesses learn to contract with the Federal government.
Minority Business Development Agency
This resource helps minority-owned businesses learn to contract with the Federal government and secure special financing.
Federal Trade Commission
This Web site contains information about mergers, acquisitions, and purchases, as well as consumer information.
EPA Small Business Innovation Research Program
Web site helps small businesses in the technology and scientific fields
secure grants to work on environmental research projects.
National Women’s Business Council
Information for women business owners on mentoring, conferences and education, research and publications, and news.
Resource Center for Women in Business This resource center highlights valuable educational, career support and community resources to help women to gain more insight into business and entrepreneurship. The resource also offers financial aid and scholarship information, entrepreneurial funding opportunities, and networking opportunities with professional associations and organizations for women interested in furthering their career as a business professional or entrepreneur.
This Web site informs users on export laws, markets and regulations, and helps US businesses export.
FDA- Starting a Food Business
Are you starting a business in the food industry? This is a must-read resource for you.