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Job Creation & Economic Development


When the Oregon Lottery was established in 1984, the state was in dire need of an economic jump-start. Oregonians needed solutions, so they authorized Lottery profits to help fund economic development.

Today, 26% of Lottery funds are allocated for job creation and economic development, providing assistance for a variety of Oregon’s industries such as manufacturing, high-tech, agriculture, fisheries, solar, medical, tourism, as well as small businesses. Lottery dollars play a vital role in helping support thousands of projects across the state that keep Oregon the place we all want to live, work and play.

The Oregon Lottery – together we do good things.

Click images below to learn more about just a few of the economic development projects that have been supported with lottery proceeds across Oregon.

Good things by county

PDFs of Lottery funds to each county during the 2015-2017 biennieum