NEW! City of Albany Small Business Grants: For more info, see our coronavirus resources page.
Upcoming Small Businesses Development Center Classes: *free and low-cost
LBCC helps small businesses connect with the resources they need to be successful. Whether your business is well established or still in the ideation stage, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help you start, grow, or scale your venture. The SBDC offers classes and workshops that are affordable and set to fit within busy schedules. Out local office also provides FREE business advising. Their advisors have the experience to help you make the best decisions to start, grow, or scale up your business. LBCC SBDC
Our Economic Development staff is always on hand to field questions and connect your business with resources. See the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail Now Live:
Over the last decade, knowing the source of our food and drink, and the makers who craft our brews (or the chefs who prepare our meals) has become increasingly important to travelers. Since Oregon’s Willamette Valley is central to growing and producing agricultural ingredients used by restaurateurs and other businesses and attractions, Albany Visitors Association partnered with Visit Corvallis and Travel Oregon to create the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.
The Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail is a way for visitors to connect with the source of our agricultural bounty. Over 40 businesses are represented on the Trail, weaving their origin stories with personal experiences. You can spend several days building your itinerary as you pass through some of the most scenic countryside in Linn and Benton counties. Settle into a cabin at an actual working farm stay, help bottle feed baby lambs, pluck your own blueberries from the fields or indulge in a scrumptious farm-to-table dinner. https://albanyvisitors.com/2020/05/11/welcome-to-the-mid-willamette-valley-food-trail/
Thinking of starting or locating your business in Albany?
The State capital of Salem is 30 minutes away. Portland, the Cascade mountains, and the Pacific Ocean are all within a 90-minute drive.