Welcoming Business & Industry
Harney County is ready for business & industry development. The Harney County Economic Development Office is here to serve the County in the growth and expansion of existing businesses, and to encourage the emergence of new and relocating businesses within our communities.
The opportunities for economic development are tremendous in Harney County. Business developments, a quality workforce, world class recreational opportunities, an outstanding education system, renewable energy sources including geothermal, biomass, solar, and wind power, cultural resources and the high quality of life in a rural lifestyle accented by extraordinary natural and scenic beauty offer the ultimate reasons to locate or expand a business in this area.
Located in a sweeping valley in the northern portion of the Great Basin, Harney County is the largest county in Oregon. The Burns/Hines area at large encompasses over 5,000 people, and provides a small town feel and attributes. Located in the Oregon "high-desert" setting, it offers nearby world-class recreation including downhill skiing, nordic skiing, fishing and hunting, hiking, the scenic beauty of the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests and the breathtaking views and wide open landscape of Steens Mountain. Steens Mountain summits at over 9,820 feet and is the only mountain in Oregon where visitors can reach the summit via automobile.
This web site is designed to assist you in learning about Harney County and show you how we are rapidly becoming the most attractive place to locate your business in the Pacific Northwest.
Opportunities-Solar, Wind, Biomass-the alternatives are boundless.