The Willow Creek Economic Development Group is a volunteer organization.
 We meet in the Heppner City Hall Conference Room on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM.
 Visitors are welcome to join the meetings.


To work with local businesses in the areas of retention and expansion by providing incentives that encourage and support business growth and job creation.

Work to attract new businesses that provide new employment opportunities for the area, while increasing the local tax base to improve the quality of life for area residences.

Work to support public infrastructure improvement projects that encourage, support and sustain future growth for the community.

Promotion of Workforce Housing as a tool for Economic Development through improved housing opportunities and direct rental housing development.

    Contact Us


PO Box 14

Heppner, OR 97836

Phone: 541.676.5536

Fax: 541.676.5656

WCVEDG Community and Public Enhancement Grant

Download Application Packet Community and Public Enhancement Grant form 2022

Eligibility: Grant is only open from April 1st until April 30th 2022

Grant requests must meet all of the following requirements before consideration will be given:

Applicant organizations must be a local organization, club, special districts, or a governmental entity.

The geographical focus of the project must be for the benefit of residents of south Morrow County as defined by the WCVEDG Service Area Map.

Must have at least 50% of funding (may include in-kind and cash contributions from local and regional sources) for the total project budget committed before application.

Priority will be given to Project Ready projects.

Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the board.


WCVEDG will not consider funding requests for:

Endowments or reserve funds.

General fund drives, such as United Way.
Debt retirement or operating deficits.

Indirect expenses unrelated to the project or program being funded.

Sponsorship of fundraising events.

Propagandizing or influencing elections or legislation.

WCVEDG Housing Rehabilitation Grant

Download Application Packet - PDF or Word


Eligible projects are those that further the purpose and intent of this program listed in Section 1.

 Projects may include, but are not limited to: improvements to building structures, HVAC, roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, flooring, interior, exterior finishing and curb appeal landscaping.


Eligible projects do not include improvements to manufactured dwellings.

Funding is not guaranteed and the program may be amended to meet community needs

WCVEDG Business Incentive Grant 

To learn more download application.

Demolition, Abatement & Utility Extension Grant

To learn more download the application.