COLUMBIA RIVER ECONOMIC
Welcome to Clark County, Washington!
Whether you’re starting up or looking to relocate, your journey starts here!
Located in the vibrant Greater Portland metro area, Clark County, Washington offers
a rare combination of exceptional affordability, exciting business opportunities and an
unparalleled quality of life. Whether you’re looking for urban, suburban, or rural, our
unique communities offer a range of distinct options to meet your individual needs, all
within easy access of a major metropolitan area.
Serving the community since 1982, the Columbia River Economic Development Council
is a private-public partnership working to advance the economic vitality of Clark County
through business growth and innovation. Whether you’re just starting your journey or
preparing to launch the next stage of company growth, our team is here to assist you in
connecting with the resources you need to succeed.
Located in the nation’s best-ranked state for business (CNBC 2017), Clark County enjoys
a dynamic business environment free of corporate and personal state income taxes that
nurtures emerging companies just starting out as well as world-class corporations that
have been calling our community home for decades.
Pair this with stunning year-round outdoor amenities, a highly skilled workforce,
nationally recognized educational institutions, an ample supply of development-ready
land, and a cost of living significantly lower than most West Coast metropolitan areas,
and it is easy to see why Clark County is considered such a compelling location for both
people and businesses alike.
Interim President, CREDC