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Community Profile Information

Located on Interstate 5 with access to US 99 and State Highways 62, 140, 238 and 234

Served by Rogue Valley International Medford Airport
Airlines: United Express, Horizon Air, US Air/AmericaWest, Delta 
Direct service to Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver 
Primary active runway, 14/32, 8,800 ft by 150 ft, secondary 09/27, 3145ft by 100ft
ILS, Approach Lighting, Hi Intensity Runway Lighting, PAPI, VOR
Four car rental services: Avis, Budget, Hertz, National
Airfreight: Airborne Express, FED EX, Horizon, United. Also available, UPS and Pony
Charter Services Available
FBO’s with choice of fueling and services

Public transit provided by Rogue Valley Transit District.

Rail service available through Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad
Daily service available

Over 55 Interstate and Intrastate freight carriers based locally with over eleven freight brokers based in the region.

Telephone carrier is QWest with direct dial digital service
High speed ISDN, T-l/DS1 and T-3/DS3, Sonet Ring, 4 POPs for long distance 
The entire City is wired with fiber by Charter Communications

Over 23 ISP providers

Four local TV stations plus full complement of cable plus premium channels.

Nineteen radio stations

Three daily and four weekly newspapers

Level 22 Post Office


Electrical: Pacific Power and Light: 

Natural Gas: Avista Utilities Corp:

Water Commission:

Waste water treatment: Medford Regional Water Reclamation Facility, activated sludge

  • System capacity: 26 MGD
  • Peak demand average: 14 MGD


  Low High Average
Unskilled 7.25/hr 14.50 7.43/hr (laborer)
Semi-skilled 7.25/hr 16.04/hr 10.50/hr (machine operator)
Skilled 7.25/hr 20.58 14.03/hr (machinist, technical)

Less than 3% of local manufacturers are unionized

Community Services:
Hospitals: Rogue Valley Medical Center and Providence Medford Medical Center 473 total beds Both provide 24 hour emergency medical services

Education: Medford School District has over 11,800 students with a 19 to 1 student/teacher ratio

Post Secondary Schools

  • Rogue Community College
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland

Ten public golf courses and one private golf course
One private country club

Twenty three City parks, ten county parks, two state parks and one federal park

Other amenities:

Highly motivated workforce
Established workforce training programs
Excellent business climate
Reasonable taxes
Available business expansion/location incentives
Enterprise Zone
Urban Renewal District
Foreign Trade Zone
HUB Zone

Outstanding Livability with distinct four seasons

  • Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater
  • Britt Music Festival
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Snow skiing and snowboarding
  • Rogue River boating, white water rafting, scenic vistas
  • Pristine lakes providing areas for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting
  • Abundant wildlife
Additional Department Information

Economic Development Department Contacts

200 S. Ivy Street / Lausmann Annex
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2701
Fax: (541) 618-1700
Contact: Harry Weiss
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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