ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT in North Okanogan County and Oroville, Washington.
We assist in making it work for you!
Oroville Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
PO Box 2140, Oroville, WA 988444-2140
(509) 476-2739 attn: Roger McClendon
City of Oroville
PO Box 2200, Oroville, WA 98844-2200
(509) 476-2926, etc. 16 or (509) 476-9067 – fax
Chris Branch, Planning/Community Development Director
Okanogan County Planning and Development
123 5th Avenue N., Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840-9436
Perry Huston, Director
Okanogan County Eonomic Alliance
PO Box 626, Omak, WA 98841
(509) 826-5107 - (509) 826-7425 – fax
Roni Holder-Diefenbach, Executive Director
NCW Economic Development District (NCW-EDD)
PO Box 1064
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Background: Oroville is located in the north central part of Okanogan County, Washington.
Okanogan County is one of the largest counties in the United States in size. (square miles.)
The population of the county is near 40,000. Oroville = 1650. Within a five mile radius: 3,000.
Property is re-assessed once every four (4) years – 1/4 of the county each year.
2008 is the year for the North Central part to be re-assessed. Due to the large amount of new
construction in the area, assessments have gone up.
Growth in our area is primarily caused by the proximity to the Canadian market, just 6 miles
away in British Columbia, Canada. 60% of property owned on the U.S. side of Lake Osoyoos
is owned by Canadians.
The Okanogan Growth Management Plan has not been updated in over 30 years and is now
under revision. Add to that: The Shoreline Management Plan is also under review and will be
expected to be completed by the end of 2008.
Okanogan County P.U.D. District No. 1 reports that from 2001 to 2009 their increase in
hookups and/or consumption is at 3.5%.
For more detailed information contact:
Scott Furman, Okanogan County Assessor
Okanogan County Courthouse
149 3rd North, Room 202, PO Box 152, Okanogan, WA 98940
Perry Huston, Okanogan County Planning and Development, Director
123 5th Avenue N., Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840