The success of companies and businesses in Springfield and Lane County depends on ongoing access to highly trained and qualified employees in the region. To achieve this goal, much of Springfield's workforce services are the result of key collaborations with partners like the Lane Workforce Partnership.

Lane Workforce Partnership

As the area's workforce investment board (WIB), Lane Workforce Partnership pursues and invests in aligning economic, education and training systems to optimize current and emerging talent to meet the needs of Springfield's employers and communities with a variety of programs.

Utilizing next generation sector strategies, Springfield and the Lane Workforce Partnership, along with partners like our Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, educational institutions and development programs, ensure open communication and timely response to industries' needs; scaling the labor market and generating better jobs and more local opportunities.

#WorkReady with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The City of Springfield is a proud partner and supporter of the #WorkReady program. Operated by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, this program offers a suite of programs fo employers to cultivate talent pipelines from k-12 through to technical training.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Center of Lane Community College assists in educating, mentoring and advising small business in Springfield and throughout Lane County with real-world business education, technology, workshops and advanced classes.

SBDC assists its Lane County clients with accessing capital and business assistance programs, growing sales, creating new jobs and providing free, confidential one-on-one business advising.

State of Oregon Starting a Business

To help entrepreneurs wishing to start their own business, the State of Oregon's website offers information on the necessary steps with access to additional links.

  1. Do your research
  2. Create a business plan
  3. Set up a business structure and select a name
  4. Register your business
  5. Learn your tax obligations
  6. Check on licenses, permits and certifications
  7. Learn about other requirements
  8. Meet ongoing registration requirements