Columbia Gorge SBDC

Welcome to your Columbia Gorge Small Business Development Center!


Small Business is big business here in the Columbia Gorge. We are available to help you achieve your goals in operating a successful business. Whatever your needs may be, we will provide assistance that is relevant and responsive.

Each of our advisers has experience running a small business and understands the challenges you may be facing. Our center is part of a statewide network and has access to resources that will help you overcome each hardship and achieve your dreams as a small business owner.

At the Columbia Gorge Community College Small Business Development Center, we offer support with:

  • Business plan development
  • Loan application packaging
  • Marketing plan strategies
  • Hiring and managing your team
  • Navigating the business regulatory process
  • Managing cash flow challenges

No matter what stage your business may be in, we will listen to your needs and help you find solutions to achieve your goals for success.


Gregory Price


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I couldn’t imagine ever running a business without the SBDC classes, and nor would I. You can always learn more. The SBDC provides confidence, the ability to ask questions and help with the stress. I cannot say enough about the Chemeketa SBDC.
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From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your local center.