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Community Development 


When you begin exploring what Wheeler County has to offer, give us a call. The Wheeler County Community & Economic Development team is dedicated to helping you and your business. 

Whether you are currently in business or simply have the desire to start one, we will connect you with the resources you need. If you are looking to relocate your business, we have a wonderful industrial park just off Hwy 19 with water, power and sewer. 

Our team offers free, confidential one-on-one advising and business seminars focused on helping you build a stronger business. 


Business Financing 

With the goal to retain and create permanent jobs that provide families with adequate means to sustain their standard of living, coordinate public and private investments in the community, provide job training and entrepreneurship opportunities the Wheeler County - John Logan Revolving Loan Fund assists small business with their financing needs. 

If your business needs financing, contact our Officer of the Board, Mr. Greg Smith.  Mr. Smith is available to travel to your small business, residence or future business location to acquaint you with our program guidelines and application process.  Just give him a call at (541) 676-8719, email at or visit us at

The Wheeler County Cultural & Heritage Coalition is pleased to announce:

The 2024 Mini-Grant Application Cycle is OPEN!

These small grants can be used to help fund arts, cultural and community programs, events and initiatives in Wheeler County. 

Deadline: March 15th, 2024

Please call 541-728-1275 or email for more info or to discuss your project.

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Wheeler County Court House

701 Adams Street

PO Box 447

Fossil, OR 97830

Wheeler County Development Corp.

Officer of the Board

Greg Smith

Phone: (541) 676-8719

​Matt Davis

Community Development Director

Phone: (541) 763-3200

Hannah Sharp

Community Development Assistant

Phone: (541) 763-3200

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