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Business Costs & Incentives

With a cost of doing business that is one of the lowest in the nation, businesses looking to expand in or relocate to Oregonís Bay Area have plenty of reasons to consider the communities of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston. 

Low workers' compensation rates; a tax structure that does not include sales or business and occupation tax; and inexpensive power rates mean that business owners can look forward to significant savings.

In addition to these statewide savings, the Bay Area Enterprise Zone offers tax incentives to new businesses including exemptions on local property taxes for three years, assistance with local permitting processes, and the elimination of permit and licensing fees.

Further support for local businesses includes the establishment of Tax Increment Urban Renewal Districts, which provide assistance with the development and expansion of infrastructure services needed to support businesses throughout Oregonís Bay Area.

In addition to the Enterprise Zone and the Urban Renewal Districts, the Port is a designated
Foreign-Trade Zone. The resulting duty- and quota-free secure port of entry is instrumental in promoting international trade and provides substantial savings through deferred customs duties.

More information about state and local incentives, taxes and business assistance programs can be found by visiting the following Web sites:

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