Eugene, oregon. the place you’ve been looking for.

This is a place that nurtures a culture of innovation. We innovate in diverse industrial sectors—including our robust education and gaming-software industry and our rich food and beverage industry with its ever-evolving products. We’ve even innovated in the shoe industry, when a little company experimented with running shoes and a waffle iron.

Research and educational partners collaborate with the public and private sectors so that we all inter-dependently support success, persistently finding new solutions to opportunities and challenges.  Long standing history/legacy of bioscience, looking to the future.

Onward Eugene offers assistance with site selection, connections to workforce, insider access to community leaders, and a customized experience for companies looking to relocate to Eugene.

We’re proud to partner with the City of Eugene, Lane County, University of Oregon, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Lane Workforce Partnership, surrounding communities and more to welcome new businesses to our region. 

Eugene’s competitive advantage

Pipeline of talent

University of Oregon offers the well-known Knight Campus Graduate Internship program.

Robust partnerships help develop curriculum with the University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and K-12 schools.

41% of Eugene’s population has bachelor’s degree or higher.

Regional Partnerships

The City of Eugene provides invaluable resources like access to loans, and other financial tools to easily establish in the community.  They know building things can be complex, and the City of Eugene wants your project to succeed. The Development Investment Liaison from the City of Eugene serves as a resource through the multiple disciplines supporting various stages of your project- land use, public works, infrastructure, building code, and permitting. There’s a lot to know about and a lot to coordinate. And, the City of Eugene has someone to help with navigating various building processes and providing project support to customers, no matter how small or big their project may be.

Lane Workforce Partnership, in conjunction with Onward Eugene, offers On the Job Training (OJT) program that provides up to $3,500 per new hire to help offset the cost of training.  The Business & Talent Engagement Director at Onward Eugene facilitates this process with companies to make it a seamless process.

Onward Eugene partners with the University of Oregon so that companies have access to all the resources the University has to offer, including the Knight Science Campus.

At the University of Oregon, there are boundless opportunities to innovate and explore in a collaborative ecosystem of discovery. Businesses, industries, and national laboratories partner with the university in different ways. By working closely with strategic partners, the UO creates value by leveraging research and resources.  The UO considers itself a catalyst to attract, retain, and grow the talent pool for research-based and innovation-oriented companies. Their membership in Innovate Collaborate Oregon and similar organizations creates momentum for partnerships around the state and region. The UO recently hosted Bio in the Valley, in collaboration with Onward Eugene and Oregon Bioscience Association, an event targeting the burgeoning bioscience community in the state’s Willamette Valley.

Oregon Bioscience Association and Onward Eugene are working together in hosting numerous networking events in the Willamette Valley that act as a  catalyst to build relationships between life science companies and the Eugene/Springfield community.  Oregon Bio, a member trade association, was formally established in 1989 by a consortium of universities, public officials, educators and bioscience executives to cultivate a regionally synergistic climate in which to build a bioscience community. Today, Oregon Bio supports the regional bioscience community through networking, workforce development, educational programs, enterprise support, advocacy and the promotion of research collaborations.

Quality of Life

Backyard access to hiking, biking, and other other outdoor recreation. We’re close to skiing and snowshoeing in the Cascades and activity on the coast.

Eugene punches above its weight in terms of cultural offerings, with ballet, opera, theater, and symphonies.

Surrounded by mountains and rivers and endless outdoor recreation opportunities, the Eugene area is the perfect place to grow your business while experiencing the ideal work-life balance. It’s big enough to host rich cultural offerings and year-round athletic events, yet it’s small enough so that people can both find and make their own community. Welcome to Eugene, Oregon. You want to be here.

the proof is in the numberes

Eugene, Oregon Is the place you want to live

In Eugene we enjoy short commute times, easy access to national flights, lower cost of living, all while enjoying the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful landscape.

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Source: US Census, 2020 American Community Survey, 5-Yr Estimate

Median Home Values

Source: Zillow Home Value Index, April 2022

Cost of Living

Source:, 2022

Just an easy flight away

As a small-hub airport, the Eugene Airport is the second largest airport in the state of Oregon.

The Eugene Airport is a great place to begin and end your journey with close and affordable parking, efficient check-in at airline ticket counters and security screening areas, convenient gift shops and quality restaurants.

Nonstop service includes Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Hollywood – Burbank, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland,  Palm Springs,  Phoenix-Mesa, Reno-Tahoe, San Diego, San Francisco,  San Jose, Salt Lake City, Santa Ana, and Seattle,  

Connections to anywhere in the world are available through six airlines operating at EUG, including Aha/Express Jet, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Avelo Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

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