Nestled in the Tualatin Valley between Portland and the Pacific Ocean, Hillsboro was founded in 1842 and its economy was first based on fruitful agricultural pursuits, supported by riverboat transportation on the Tualatin River. The farming way of life is still honored in Hillsboro, though our “crops” continue to diversify. High-tech companies arrived in the 1980s, including Intel, and later Genentech and SolarWorld. Now Oregon’s fifth largest city with more than 95,000 residents, Hillsboro enjoys award-winning urban planning, an affordable cost of living, a strong economic base and one of the state’s most diverse populations. The City of Hillsboro continually supports business expansion and retention through strategic alliances and strong community support. The City’s Economic Development Department offers businesses one point of contact for serving their needs in site location and acquisition, business financing, incentives, data and demographics, permit and process facilitation, and policy advocacy. We can help businesses navigate through the unique challenges and complexities of business expansion and relocation to facilitate fast, affordable, and efficient business development.