Where Business & Lifestyle Merge

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Rated #2 in Top 10 Small Cities

Grants Pass captures the #2 spot out of 200 cities nationwide

Grants Pass joined the list of 200 cities in 2020 and jumped 21 spots, from 23rd to 2nd, in just one year.  Driving factors include job growth and a significant one-year high tech GDP growth. the expansion of health care facilities and services. .  Mycorrhizal Applications, a leader in agriculture products, and Dutch Bros. Coffee - the fastest growing businesses in Grants Pass with over $350 million in statewide sales.

Wage growth, job growth, low cost of living and demographic changes are attracting new residents and new business opportunities.

Economic Development

Creating a healthy and diverse economic base in the Grants Pass area relies on dedicated partners striving to make this region an ideal place to live and do business.

It's the best of all worlds! Grants Pass is a growing community which still maintains its small town atmosphere as a core value.

With a growing population and workforce, and superb proximity to key West Coast and Asian markets, Grants Pass offers an excellent choice for a variety of business types. Grants Pass is progressive growth with small-town values.

Grants Pass makes economic development a high priority. With core goals of diversifying the economy, improving the standard of living for its residents, and focusing on smaller, local businesses, the city's economic development program uses key tools, programs, and partnerships to achieve success.

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We are growing.  We are hiring.  We are building.

Grants Pass is a city of 37,088 residents located in Southern Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region known for its diverse landscapes of forests, mountains, farms and beaches.

Breathtaking mountains surround the city of Grants Pass with the wild and scenic Rogue River running right through the heart of town.





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We Are Growing


We Are Hiring


440 New Jobs 2017

We Are Building


A Vibrant Community

A unique blueprint for business

A healthy community requires blending business and lifestyle through thoughtful economic development.  Focusing on our business community as the foundation for the quality of life we enjoy in the Rogue Valley gives us a unique blueprint for business.


Located halfway between San Francisco and Portland off Interstate 5 with every form of transportation to fit your business and lifestyle needs

  • Two exits directly off Interstate 5
  • Rogue Valley International Airport
  • Grants Pass Airport
  • Major Fiber Hub
  • Hwy 199 Connects to Coast
  • Hwy 99 Connects to Medford
  • Hwy 238 Connects to Jacksonville
  • Rail Freight Connection
  • Local Bus Routes
  • Bicycle Friendly Roads

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Collaborative Economic Development Committee

The Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) is an advisory committee to the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County and will be responsible for the implementation of the joint Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted by the Grants Pass City Council and Josephine County Board of Commissioners.

Housing Summit 1  - The Building Industry

May 6, 2019

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