Prineville’s origins are tied to the land in agriculture, forest products, the railroad, and manufacturing. Now home to Facebook and Apple, community leaders are united in their efforts to grow and diversify Crook County’s economic base, assuring long-term vitality through the creation of family-wage jobs.
For a small community, Prineville has a lot of things going for it that make it an attractive locale for economic development and diversity.
The city boasts over 2,000 acres of industrial land, much of it ready for development, and a large supply of electric power. With an enterprise zone and a renewable energy zone in place, Crook County offers tax incentives to qualifying companies to help offset the cost of doing business. Other state programs are also available, including the Strategic Investment Program, which offers income tax abatement.
Recent upgrades to the telecommunications infrastructure offer companies with certain technology requirements the opportunity to consider Prineville. Four different companies offer commercial and resident services with business class fiber, high speed access, and WiFi.