The Milton-Freewater Chamber Downtown Alliance is dedicated to supporting our local business owners (and soon-to-be business owners). Below are some resources for the entrepreneur just starting out, or those who want help reaching greater profitability.
- Umatilla County Economic Development
- Small Business Development Center - The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN) was launched in 1983. The Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center was created the following year. The Oregon Network is a well-established partnership between 17 Oregon community colleges, two state universities, the US Small Business Administration and the Oregon Business Development Department. Advisors at the Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center are committed to helping you achieve success. Confidential advising services are available by appointment in person or by interactive TV and are provided to you at no charge.
- Latino Business Alliance
- Rural Development Initiatives
- MicroEnterprises Resource Initiatives and Training NW
- Small Business Guide to Hiring Minors - Our guide covers a range of topics, including the definition of child labor, types of work that are prohibited for minors, how to obtain work permits, and best practices for employers to ensure compliance with child labor laws.
- Business Oregon
- Eastern Oregon Business Source- the solution for professional training and strategy development needs. Community, Professional, and Leadership development
- Oregon Business Council - The mission of the Oregon Business Council is to mobilize business leaders to contribute to Oregon’s quality of life and economic prosperity. Directors apply their energies, knowledge, and leadership, as well as the resources of their companies, to accomplish this mission. As a context for this work, we embrace the vision of the Oregon Business Plan, an economic development forum that calls for growing more well paying jobs, increasing state per capita income to exceed the national average, and substantially reducing poverty.
- Oregon Start A Business Guide - This guide provides basic information and a general checklist to guide you through the process of starting a business in Oregon. Click here for the Spanish version.
- Oregon Employer's Guide - This guide provides basic information and a general checklist to guide you through the process of hiring employees. Click here for the Spanish version.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- USDA Rural Development