St. Helen's Senior Center
The Infrastructure Finance Authority provided $800,000 to the city of St. Helen's for the expansion of the St. Helens Senior Center.
Community development activities are administered by the newly formed Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA). The IFA was created to ensure that the state’s infrastructure needs, namely those around safe drinking water and wastewater systems, are better identified and prioritized in order to ensure the best use of the state’s limited resources. The authority is overseen by members of an independent Infrastructure Finance Authority Board appointed by the Governor.
The Infrastructure Finance Authority assists communities to build infrastructure capacity to address public health safety and compliance issues as well as support their ability to attract, retain and expand businesses. The IFA also works with municipalities, state agencies and property owners to prepare industrial land for certificationthe first step in bringing businesses to your community.
The following four strategies guide the IFA in achieving this goal:
Oregon's smart implementation of federal business financing tools as well as its approach to innovation investment has been nationally recognized as a model for its efficiency and effectiveness.