About the IFA

Business Oregon's Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) helps Oregon communities improve the quality of life of their citizens. The IFA's grants, loans and technical assistance mean cleaner and safer drinking water; compliant wastewater systems; better roads, main streets and utilities; and improved social facilities for Oregonians statewide. The IFA strives to coordinate the delivery of infrastructure financing to Oregon communities and to better collaborate with local partners. There are Regional Coordinators who live and work in various communities throughout the state. Contact the coordinator in your area to discuss your community's needs and start a project today.

IFA Executive Director Cummings

Chris CummingsChris Cummings joined Business Oregon in February 2016 as the Assistant Director of Infrastructure Finance and the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Finance Authority.

Prior to joining the agency, Chris served as Program Manager of Oregon Department of Transportation's Freight Planning Program working to ensure a robust, efficient freight transportation system. He brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 15 years of experience in economic development, project management, and capital construction and planning.

Chris graduated from Rowan University in New Jersey with a B.A. in Law/Justice and Rutgers University with a Master of Public Administration from his home state of New Jersey. Now an Oregonian, Chris enjoys fishing, golf, and camping with his family.