300 days of sunshine, Crater Lake in your backyard, and year-round outdoor activities.

Klamath - The Undiscovered County

There are counties more famous than Klamath, sure, but no western region is more competitive for growing your business. Executives are surprised to find Klamath County the best choice for lower costs, greater incentives, a notable business community, and a well-educated workforce.

There’s still time to beat the rush. Take a closer look. All you need to do is Choose Klamath.

Quick Facts about Klamath County

Klamath County Driving distance map


On the sunny-side of Oregon and a half-day drive

to near-by major markets

  • 5 hour drive to San Francisco
  • 5 hour drive to Portland
  • 1 hour drive to world-famous Crater Lake

Better-than-Oregon weather

  • The sunniest Oregon city (300 days/year)
  • Refreshing high-desert climate at 4,100 feet elev.
  • Year-round livability
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Klamath County Employee Base


A well-educated worker

  • 88% have a high school diploma
  • 30% have a college degree
  • 700 graduate yearly from over 60 local college programs

A well-trained worker

  • Workforce serves over 3,100 local businesses
  • Trained in a dozen diversified industries

A well-balanced workforce

  • Mix of 64% blue collar/35% white collar
  • Nearly 60% of our population is between the ages of 20-64
  • Even split of male and female workers
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Klamath County Small Towns


No government red-tape

  • A savvy planning commission
  • Expedited permits
  • Fewer departmental reviews

Your friends & neighbors are your community partners

A relaxed city culture

  • No rush hour – 15 minute average drive time
  • Lots of wide-open spaces
  • Peaceful pace of life
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Klamath County Lifestyle


The best Oregon activities

    • Summer: golf, sailing, camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, birding, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, exploring
    • Winter: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, birding, duck/goose hunting
    • A Blue Zones® community focused on healthy lifestyles and soul-enriching experiences

Wonderful things to experience

      • Discover the beauty of world renowned Crater Lake National Park
      • Go spelunking in the Lava Beds National Monument
      • Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
      • World class fly fishing on the Williamson River
      • Hitting the links on an Arnold Palmer course at Running Y Ranch Resort
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Klamath County GIS
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Our GIS tools provide census data about Klamath Falls and the surrounding communities in Klamath County. Explore the many layers of information including heat maps, zoning, infographics, charts and graphs to find your next business location.


Lower operating costs

  • A favorable county tax structure
  • Available property tax breaks (via Enterprise Zone)
  • Access to abundant renewable energy (geothermal/solar)
  • No sales tax

Affordable development

  • Favorable real estate prices
  • Available low-cost loans (via Rural American Businesses)
  • An available urban renewal grant (via URD)

Economical workforce

  • Low state worker’s comp rates
  • A modest hourly wage rate
  • Available on-the-job training discounts (via OTJ)
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