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Incentives & Programs
Development Incentive Program
The Fairview City Council approved a Vacant Land Development Incentive Program to incentivize development on vacant land. The program applies to commercial and residential developments. The City will grant an incentive credit of up to a maximum of 0.75% of the construction valuation for a building permit application and will waive all utility system development charges for qualifying applications. The program does have a sunset date. For more information contact Yvette Lock, Development Analyst at or (503) 674-6230.

Urban Renewal Development Grant Program 
The Fairview Urban Renewal Agency is sponsoring a Development Grant Program (Program) to remove barriers that may discourage industrial, commercial, and residential mixed-use development in the urban renewal area and to encourage workforce and economic development. The purpose of the Program is to facilitate expansion and development of businesses and job growth in the City of Fairview to create a more vibrant economic landscape in the urban renewal area and to address potential environmental issues. For more information contact Sarah Selden, Senior Planner at or (503) 674-6242.

Urban Renewal Utility System Development Charges (SDC) Program 
The Fairview Urban Renewal Agency is sponsoring a Utility System Development Charges Assistance Program (Program) to encourage development in the urban renewal area through payment of Fairview Utility System Development Charges (SDCs) with urban renewal revenue. Specifically, the Program goals are to increase live-work facilities, owner-occupied housing, and senior/elderly housing, and commercial and industrial businesses in the urban renewal area. For more information contact Sarah Selden, Senior Planner at or (503) 674-6242.

Columbia Cascade Enterprise Zone
  • 100% tax abatements on qualified property
  • Easy process
  • Three-year and five-year programs

The Enterprise Zone Program is a public / private partnership program which provides three-year to five-year property tax abatement on new investments, in exchange for meeting job creation and other requirements aimed at business creation. The program is a development tool to attract development, including higher wage jobs and higher capital investments within the zone boundary. Eligible business firms meeting the required criteria receive 100% property tax abatement on any new qualified investment within the zone boundary for three to five years.


Vertical Housing Program
In 2005 the Oregon Legislature passed legislation moving the Vertical Housing Program to Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). The program encourages mixed-use commercial / residential developments in areas designated by communities through a partial property tax exemption. The City of Fairview adopted a resolution and areas designated as part of the City’s Vertical Housing Program in 2014. The exemption varies in accordance with the number of residential floors on a project with a maximum property tax exemption of 80 percent over 10 years.

State Financing Programs
The State of Oregon offers businesses, large and small, a wide array of state incentive programs and business assistance.

Export Assistance Programs
Business Oregon and SBA matching funds for overseas trade shows and trade missions. Fairview businesses that participate in overseas trade shows gain the opportunity to meet potential buyers, test market interest and evaluate the competition. A trade mission can be a cost effective way to meet potential distributors and buyers, secure licensing agreements and explore joint venture opportunities. This program helps cover the cost of these sales tools.
Fairview businesses have easy access to experts in international trade through the US Export Assistance Center’s office in Portland. Looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional international markets, these local professionals offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. 

GPI Export Initiative
Federal and state resources are committed to helping US companies tap into overseas markets and benefit from foreign investment.