St Helens Economic Development Corporation
Welcome to SHEDCO. Our mission is “to provide the leadership and coordination necessary to enhance the economic viability of St. Helens.”
SHEDCO, formed in 2008, is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization. SHEDCO formed in 2008 as a non-profit, volunteer driven organization committed to improving the economic vitality of St. Helens, Oregon. Its board and members are made up of dedicated business owners, property owners, members of partner organizations, and citizens of St. Helens.
SHEDCO focuses on improving the entire Main Street District from Columbia Boulevard to 1st Street. Encouraging beautification of the commercial Main Street area, restoring historic buildings, improving public spaces, and engaging in special community events are all activities that SHEDCO promotes. We arrange our work into four committees which follow the National Main Street approach. It includes all aspects of a successful program: business development, design, promotion, and organization.