Watch our new video for yourself and see why Florence is a beautiful and exciting place to live, work, and play.
Florence is a charming and vibrant historic community along the Siuslaw River (say Sigh-OO-Slaw to sound like a local) on the central Oregon coast, full of opportunity for business owners and workers.
With nationally-recognized livability metrics and $2 million dedicated to new urban development, the depth and breadth of resources available in our beautiful, award-winning town is the envy of many much larger towns. Robust infrastructure, 4G cellular service, high-speed fiber optic internet, low energy costs, low property taxes, and free wi-fi in key parts of town are just the start.
Business owners have access to the 750,000 to 1 million people who come through Florence each year. And though tourism is the backbone of our economy, we are far more than a tourist town.
Entrepreneurs, families, retirees with tons of career experience to share, all thrive in Florence where people look out for each other and cheer each other’s successes.
The quality of life and our mild, year-around climate, can’t be beat. Imagine a place where commute times average five minutes—where you can go home for lunch or be at the beach, on a lake, on your choice of golf courses, or zooming up and down towering sand dunes within minutes of getting off work. There is no end to the things to do, places to play, and fun for everyone.
But quality of life is more than after-hours fun. It’s great education, healthcare, an experienced workforce, supportive city and county governments, a dynamic and engaged Chamber of Commerce, land for development, natural resources, one-hour proximity to a major airport via a beautiful highway, and so much more.
Florence really does have something for everyone.
The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Florence, the Port of Siuslaw, and Lane Community College all work together to create a strong, business-friendly environment to establish, expand, and grow your business. We work in collaboration with the Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, investment angels, industry experts, and others who want to supercharge economic development through a culture bursting with innovation, support, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
The Chamber strongly believes healthy businesses support a healthy community, and you can be assured you’ll find a powerful business partner in the Florence Area Chamber. The City of Florence rightfully calls itself “A City in Motion,” and the Chamber is an advocate and catalyst to equip and develop new and expanding businesses — and to invite visitors, new businesses, and new residents.
You’ll find doing business in Florence is an unparalleled opportunity with an extraordinary quality of life.
Over the last couple years, Florence has been named both the “Second-Best Small Town in the Northwest” and “Second-Best Small Town In America for Adventure” by media giant USA Today, one of TripAdvisor’s “Top-25 Family Weekend Getaways With Kids,” Expedia’s “Most Beautiful Town,” and one of the “8 Coolest Cities You Must Experience Yourself” by Flights.com . The area also received the Reader’s Choice for Best Coastal Getaway from the state’s largest media source, The Oregonian/OregonLive.com. Reader’s Digest, one of the world’s most loved and enduring magazines, recommends visiting the Oregon coast in its article, “The Best Summer Vacation Ever!” We couldn’t agree more.
Florence is a generous and giving community too. Our civic, community, fraternal, arts, and other non-profit organizations are an integral part of providing volunteer opportunities for the generous-hearted, enhanced quality of life to those in need, and advancing the causes of education, arts, veterans, improved health, or marginalized communities.
Combine all these advantages with a low cost of living, and you’ve got more reasons than you can count to start, grow, or relocate your business in Florence.
We welcome you to explore our community and see for yourself why we love it here.
We know you will too.