Sweet Home water treatment plant
The IFA provided the city of Sweet Home a $7.5 million loan from the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund for the construction of a new water treatment plant.
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:
The Port of Portland's marine terminals and deep-draft shipping lanes provide ideal multi-modal global shipping solutions for the state.