Business Expansion Program (BEP): Forgivable loans may be provided to businesses that create at least 50 new full-time jobs with wages at or above 150% of the state or county average wage, whichever is less. The amount of the forgivable loan is equal to the estimated incremental personal income taxes that the state would collect from the new employees.
Oregon Investment Advantage: Qualified companies that establish a new business operation in one of 20 eligible counties and create at least 5 full-time jobs have the ability to annually deduct or subtract taxable income related to the new business operation for a multi-year period. These deductions can potentially eliminate state income tax liability for the years in which they are taken.
Qualified Research Activities Credit: Provides a corporate income tax credit for qualified R&D expenditures. The state credit is based on the federal R&D credit computation.
Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Property Tax Abatement: Manufacturers and other “traded sector” businesses that make a significant capital investment may qualify for a 15-year abatement on real property taxes.
Governor’s Strategic Training Fund: The state can provide job training grants to companies that create living wage jobs.
Enterprise Zones: Businesses locating or expanding in one of 69 Enterprise Zones may be eligible for an exemption of real property taxes on new plant and equipment for up to 5 years. An extended 15-year property tax exemption is available for companies that locate or expand in one of 54 rural enterprise zone locations.
Income Tax Exemption: Businesses that relocate to one of 22 rural counties are eligible to receive a 10 year waiver on all income and excise taxes. To qualify, companies must create at least 5 jobs and cannot have existing operations anywhere within the state.
Last reviewed: April 2016