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 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.

We 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.

SHEDCO follows the National and Oregon Main Street approach. The Main Street Approach is a proven approach to commercial revitalization to strengthen and preserve small town America.  The goal is to build high quality, livable and sustainable communities that will grow our economy.  We arrange our work into four committees Organization, Promotions, Design and Economic Restructuring