Welcome to Harney County, Oregon

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 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. 

"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 & Forrest Keady, Owners, Family Eye Care & Central Hotel

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.

Harney County Coalition Brownfield Assessment Program

The Harney County Coalition Brownfield Assessment Program is pleased to publish the Development Opportunity Inventory provided by Cardno. Sites noted were visually identified as potential areas for redevelopment. Maps and GIS locations are included in the link above.  In addition to the Opportunity Inventory, information about the specific sites assessed in the Brownfield program is available by contacting the Harney County Economic Development office. If you believe you own commercial or business property that could benefit from a Brownfield assessment in order to be redeveloped, please contact our office.