RDI, the City of Woodburn, and the North Marion Business Development Partnership have been working to support and strengthen small businesses and entrepreneurs in this nine-city region that has unique assets, diverse people, and a variety of small businesses. As part of their efforts, the partnership conducted a business needs assessment, helped create a county business service provider directory, created a website to connect resources and businesses, and planned and held two small business resource fairs in Brooks and Woodburn.
The resource fairs were a success with a variety of service providers and nearly 60 business owners and entrepreneurs in attendance. These family-friendly summits provided resources and information for businesses and networking opportunities in a community-based atmosphere.
Click here to explore the North Marion County business resources website which features the service provider directory, upcoming events, and featured service providers.
Efforts to grow and strengthen the small business ecosystem in the region are continuing.