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Lincoln City is working to diversify its economy. At present the economy is very dependent upon tourism. Many of the jobs in tourism are minimum wage service positions. The once thriving timber and fishing industries no longer exist in Lincoln County.
Business Park (Enterprise Zone) - March 2004
Lincoln City bought 18.49-acres east of the Tanger Outlet Mall. City used $150,000 from the open space bond fund to pay for 15 acres of the 18.49-acre site, leaving 3.5 acres for the business park.
The city used a $100,000 grant from the Benton Lane Lincoln Regional Investment Program.

5/23/06 - 2006 Economic Report Update Released
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Lincoln City Community Profile
Business - doing or starting  
Small Business Development Center
Central Coast Economic Development Alliance
Guide to doing or starting a business on Oregon's Central Coast
Dream Big
Women & Minority Resources
Chamber of Commerce  
Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce
Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln City Career Tech High School
Charter School located at City Hall
Programs: computers, technology, music, audio recording, digital video, individual education
Small Business Development Center
North campus in Lincoln City
Oregon Coast Community College


Oregon State University - distance learning

Oregon Economic & Community Development Block Grant for the Lincoln County Microenterprise Project
Small Business Development at
Oregon Coast Community College
  Greenways & Trails  
Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Conservation Fund, National Geographic
National Forest Foundation
Cascades West Financial Services, Inc.
Lincoln City Urban Renewal
Interest free loans
Planning (proactive not reactive)  
Conservation Fund
Gateway Communities
Local and regional
Green Infrastructure
Conservation Fund & USDA Forest Service
Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA)  
Central Oregon Coast Association (COCA)
Community Solutions Office
Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County 541-765-4380
League of Oregon Cities
Lincoln City Lodging Association
Lincoln City Planning & Development
Lincoln County Commissioners
Lincoln County Extension Service
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
Oregon Tourism Commission

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