Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) dba Business Oregon
TypeState Government Agency
Salem, Oregon
DivisionsDirector's Office
Infrastructure Finance Authority
DivisionBusiness Innovation and Trade Development Division
Policy & Planning
Oregon Arts Commission

The Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) dba Business Oregon is a government agency of the U.S. state of Oregon, providing support of economic and community development and cultural enhancement through administration of a variety of programs of incentives, financial support, and technical assistance to businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups, industries, and local and regional governments and districts.

It is governed by a seven-member commission, appointed by the governor, which guides department policies and strategies to implement its mission: to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.

In addition, the Oregon Arts Commission receives administrative support from the agency, and the semi-privatized Oregon Film and Video Office receives direct monetary support.

Its headquarters is in Salem, Oregon and it maintains twelve regional offices in locations throughout the state.

Divisions, bureaus and sections

Commission Members

E. Walter Van Valkenburg (Chair), Chandra Brown, Steve Emery, Tony Hyde, Anne Root, Gregory Semler, Junki Yoshida, Senator Betsy Johnson and Representative David Edwards.


  • "Oregon Business Development Department – Present Duties and Responsibilities". Oregon Blue Book (Online). Salem, Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State. 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2014.