About Gilliam County

Located near the Columbia River George in North Central Oregon

Established in 1885, Gilliam County is home to nearly 2,000 residents. Located 2.5 hours from Portland, you’ll find Gilliam County in a scenic wheat-growing region of North Central Oregon near the Columbia River George. Residents of Gilliam County and the surrounding areas look ahead toward positive growth Recent economic reports position Gilliam County and surrounding areas for growth in the coming decades. The Population Research Center at Portland State University projects positive growth for Gilliam County and the region over the next 25 years. A comprehensive 2019 analysis of Gilliam County by the FCS Group forecasts a positive overall private job growth to approach 9,000 jobs over the next 20 years.  


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Applications for the loan and grant programs were made available beginning March 1, 2018, and will continue be accepted on a rolling basis. All loan applications are subject to approval by the Pioneer Community Development Corporation Loan Committee and availability of program funds. For more information on any of the programs or to begin the application process, please contact Rob Turrie, Executive Director, at 541-384-3769 or send us an email.