Boardman is located in the heart of the Northwest, and is connected to the world through Interstate 84, Columbia River barges, and the railroad. We are a major hub for transportation of manufactured goods produced at the Port of Morrow.
Boardman has a strong available workforce and abundant undeveloped affordable residential property to meet the need for more housing. Boardman also has over 97 acres of affordable commercial building sites for development. Our knowledgeable Community Development Department is able and anxious to assist you in your project from inception to completion.
The City of Boardman has an in-house Building Department and a full-time licensed building official on staff. Their services include plan review, permitting, and inspections for building, plumbing, and mechanical permits. They are a satellite office for the State of Oregon’s Electrical Program and offer permitting and inspection services.
Boardman has a predominantly strong agricultural economy, but is also home to some of the area’s top industries like food processing plants, utilities, and the Tidewater Terminal – which is the largest inland river barge terminal in the United States.
We are home to the Port of Morrow which offers a range of industrial facilities located within its 7,000 acre site. The Port is the thriving center of industrial development and transportation. Located on the Columbia River, it’s the hub for shipping agricultural products throughout the world.
Clean water, economical power, easy transportation, advanced communications, modern docks, and lots of room to grow, Boardman offers all the benefits of large metro centers without the challenges industry can face in more populated areas.
In 2010, the City of Boardman and the Boardman Chamber of Commerce created an Economic Development Committee to help promote the area and help you start your business or relocate here. They have developed an incentives program that includes suspension of SDC charges, reduction of commercial water overage rate, free trees to new home buyers, and three months of free city service utilities. For more information on this committee or these incentives contact the City of Boardman or the Boardman Chamber of Commerce.