Economic Development

Mission Statement:
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.

NEWS: Urban Renewal Program Accepting Project Funding Applications! 
Each fiscal year, the La Grande Urban Renewal Agency (URA) has a limited amount of funding to allocate toward public/ private development projects within the Urban Renewal District. For the 2020-21 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020, the Agency will be accepting applications for project funding assistance through June 1, 2020.

Call For Projects 2020 Policy

Call For Projects 2020 Instructions

Call For Projects 2020 Application

Business Plan Template 

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

Economic Development Division

IGNITE La Grande 
  • IGNITE is a one-stop center for small business resources, classes, referrals, a hang-out for entrepreneurs and a coworking space.
  • IGNITE's Mission: To facilitate entrepreneurial growth and development from concept to expansion and through succession.
  • IGNITE has space for you to work - high-speed internet, computers with MS Office Suite, printer/scanner, coworking space, conference room and business resources.


2020 Call For Projects extended to June 1st

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