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Job Creation & Economic Development

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, 27% 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 – when you play it does good things.

Oregon is an inspiration

Good things by county

See how the Oregon Lottery helped your county during 2013-2015.

Fish People

Fish People

Lottery funded projects keep Oregon the place we all want to live, work and play.

Betty Lou's

Betty Lou's

Creating jobs by making healthy snacks.