Welcome to Harney County, Oregon

COVID19 Update

Due to a lapse in appropriations, SBA is not accepting new applications for the PPP and EIDL. We are waiting to hear whether additional stimulus funds will be appropriated and will alert the public immediately should this occur. 


For those who already applied for the EIDL and EIDL Advance (up to $10,000 grant), applications are being processed as quickly as possible and money is being disbursed on a continual basis. If you have an application number that starts with a 3, it is recommended you wait for SBA to follow-up. If your application does not begin with 3, please reach out to Disaster Customer Service at 800-659-2955 to make sure they have everything they need from you.  Monies are being deposited directly into the account indicated on your application. 


Also, some people have found that an EIDL advance appeared in their bank account without notice, so check your balance often as this may be the case. 


Regardless of whether you have received funds, Harney County Economic Development is available to assist you with “next steps” and general business advising. This includes providing information regarding other potential financing options. 

COVID19: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Harney County, Oregon is centrally located between the large population's centers of the western states, an ideal location for both warehousing and distribution based businesses. Both local state and federal highways provide companies easy access to regional, national, and global markets. In addition, to business-friendly communities and access to abundant renewable energy including geothermal, biomass, solar, and wind, Harney County is ready for your business development. 


Harney County is also has a quality of life that provides something for everyone. Located in the Oregon "high-desert" setting, it offers nearby world-class recreation including downhill skiing, fishing and hunting, hiking, and scenic beauty of the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests, as well as the breathtaking views and wide-open landscape of the Steens Mountain.


Harney County Economic Development stands ready to assist you with your business development needs. 

Harney County Court

                          Patty Dorroh               Pete Runnels                 Kristen Shelman

                  County Commissioner        County Judge        County Commissioner

Harney County Workforce Housing Road Map


The purpose of the Harney County Workforce Housing Road Map is to provide a technical assistance report to the County, City of Burns, City of Hines, and the Burns Paiute Tribe that addresses the state of workforce housing in Harney County, Oregon. This Road Map provides recommendations for future housing development strategies, priorities, and approaches, particularly financial strategies, to support economic stability and growth in the county.

"We are more excited than ever to have our business climate heading in the right direction. There are so many opportunities in Harney County!"

Jen & Forest Keady, Owners, Family Eye Care & Central Hotel

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Harney County Economic Development

484 N. Broadway Ave., Burns, OR 97720



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