Mt. Hood Economic Alliance Bannner


MHEA Administrator
Mary McArthur
4336 SW Condor Ave
Portland, OR 97239

Other Resources:

Business Oregon Development Department

Michael Held


Clackamas County Economic and Business Development 

Cindy Moore


Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
Jessica Metta 


The Mt Hood Economic Alliance is a partnership between Clackamas, Hood River and Wasco counties that has gap financing loans for local businesses. MHEA provides secondary financing for businesses unable to secure (enough) financing through conventional banking means.  

Focus of MHEA funding is on the creation and retention of jobs. Priority is given to those business development projects that create or retain better than average wage jobs in the agriculture, light manufacturing, recreation equipment, technology or tourism industries.

MHEA, as a source of "gap" financing, is also looking for projects that leverage other sources of business development capital.

For more information on MHEA funds:

MHEA Loan Application doc Document