Community & Economic Development


Mission Statement:
The Community & Economic Development Department provides the citizens of La Grande order, safety and vitality by facilitating, managing and supporting customer-driven development projects, offering excellent service and value.

The Community and Economic Development Department is comprised of the following Divisions:

Economic Development Division

Building Division

  • Oversees Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and related Permits for all Commercial, Industrial and Residential construction in Union County and all municipal jurisdictions within Union County.

Planning Division

  • Oversees all Land Use Standards related to Residential, Commercial and Industrial development within the City of La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.

Union County Economic Development Corporation

  • The City and the Union County Economic Development Corporation work together to strengthen and enhance existing businesses and encourage the relocation and development of new businesses in La Grande.  Videos designed to introduce you to La Grande and Union County are available here.

Also see: Connections for Business