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Canby Oregon, Sites to See with Room to Grow

  A picture is worth 1000 words and a video is even better. The following four short videos provide a snapshot of what Canby, Oregon has to offer:  
Doing Business in Canby - is a general business oriented overview
Canby Pioneer Industrial Park - features information tailored toward industrial business advantages

Downtown Canby - explores the heart of town as a great business location for retail, office and service business Canby is a Great Place to Live - A healthy work/life balance is very important. This clip helps new residents and employees get a feeling of all the community has to offer
Canby, Oregon Brochure

Canby is nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley within the Portland metropolitan region. This Clackamas County community offers all the amenities of a larger city while maintaining a friendly, pro-business attitude. Residents and business owners enjoy the quality of life that Canby offers.

Economic Profile

Canby is an important regional and international business location with small-town charm. Business activity in Canby is unprecedented, with nearly 800 businesses and over 7,800 workers and an annual GDP of over $650 million. Canby’s leading business clusters (ranked by GDP) include:  
• Wholesale Trade and Trucking
• Clean Technology (energy, transportation and construction)
• High Tech (manufacturing and software development)
• Agriculture and Food Production
• Advanced Technology – Metals and Machinery Manufacturing

5 Great Reasons to Bring Your Business to Canby:

Pro-Business Climate & Incentives
The City of Canby works with developers and businesses to create a business-friendly city, with expedient permitting and investment incentives. Canby’s Urban Renewal District, in partnership with property owners, has funded an extensive road and infrastructure network in the 300-acre Pioneer Industrial Park and also offers a 15 year property tax abatement incentive for large capital investments over $25 million.
Available Land
Canby’s premier Pioneer Industrial Park welcomes your business with acres of state-certified "shovel ready" land. Canby has one of the largest supplies of large vacant industrial sites in the Portland Metro area, with a variety of parcel locations and sizes. Canby also has developable commercial land along Highway 99E (daily traffic volumes of 24,900) and in the downtown core. City staff will work with you to find the right site, whatever your needs. To see a current online inventory of available industrial and commercial sites and buildings see
Easy Freeway Access/Transportation
Canby is centrally located along the west coast: within a 3-hour drive of Seattle/Tacoma, Washington and a day drive to San Francisco, California, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Boise, Idaho. Local driving distances:
  5 miles from I-5
  9 miles from I-205
  23 miles from downtown Portland
  28 miles from Portland International Airport
Ample Utilities
Canby's locally-owned utilities offers attractive rates, responsive customer service and system capacity. Canby Telcom provides technologically-advanced telecommunications. Canby operates its own electric and water service enabling lower utility rates compared to surrounding areas. Power rates are generally 20-30% lower. Detailed cost comparisons are available by calling 503-263-4322. Visit the Canby Utility website at
Available Workforce
Canby's market region provides a labor force of over 212,000 people within a 10-mile radius. State and regional workforce development initiatives can help your business grow. The Canby High School Career and Technology Education builds local workforce skills in manufacturing, construction, marketing, accounting, agriculture, graphic design and early childhood education. The nearby Oregon Tech university campus offers ten degree programs focusing on science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and software among others. It partners with the High School to enhance STEM proficiency and certificate and degree programs.

In Canby, an innovative new tool called OpenCounter helps businesses get up and running more quickly and easily. It provides fast, easy and comprehensive information on the Canby business location process online 24/7.
It asks the right questions, in the right order, so business owners see the requirements, fees, and processing time for their business and proposed location. Then businesses will receive a customized report based on their specific needs.

Canby's top 20 Major Employers

  2015 Top Employers (PDF)
Business Name 2015 2014 Business Description Website
Fred Meyer 231 224 Retail Sales
Johnson Controls 229 232 Manufacturer of Batteries
Kendal Floral 192 204 Wholesale Flower Distributor
MEC NW 180 150 Electronics Manufacturer
Shimadzu USA Mfgr, Inc 156 145 Manufacturer of Scientific Equipment
JV Northwest 123 119 Manufacturer
Marquis Care 120 110 Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care
Wilson Construction 117 116 Electrical Utility Construction
Cutsforth's Thriftway 98 95 Grocery
Pioneer Pump 86 95 Pump Manufacturer
SR Smith LLC 85 85 Manufacturer of Pool Deck Equipment
American Steel 74 75 Steel Service Center
Canby TelCom 64 61 Telephone Company
BBC Steel 45 45 Steel Fabrication
Package Containers 43 52 Paper Converter
OBC Northwest 42 40 Horticultural Supply
Hot Off the Press 35 45 Publishing
Spectrum Woodworking 35 29 Custom Commercial Cabinetry
Product Manufacturing 30 31 Precision Metal Machining
Potter's Industries 21 21 Glass Bead Manufacturing
Pump Tech 20 19 Pump Manufacturer and Distribution

For additional information, please contact:

Renate Mengelberg, Canby Economic Development Director
222 NE 2nd Avenue, Canby, OR 97013
Phone: 503.266.0701 Fax: 503.266.1574 Email:

Clackamas County Business & Economic Development Team
Phone: 503.742.4BIZ (4292)
Email: Website:



City of Canby