Economic Development

Business Advantages

Fairview offers businesses many advantages including:

  • Attractive sites including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified Birtcher Build-to-Suit industrial buildings in the modern Townsend Business Park
  • Choice industrial locations with exceptional regional access and close proximity to Interstate 84 and 205 and Portland
  • Urban Renewal Development incentive programs
  • Columbia Cascade Enterprise Zone 100% property tax abatement program
  • Educated workforce
  • Fast track permitting process and business friendly local government
  • High quality of life features including a wide array of housing choices, recreational opportunities, and award winning pedestrian friendly neo-traditional Fairview Village Development.


Fairview is conveniently located minutes from Portland PDX International Airport, Troutdale General Aviation Airport, Interstates 84, 205, & 5, Downtown Portland, and the Columbia River.


Major private sector employers include:

  • NACCO Materials Handling Group – The international test facility for Yale and Hyster lift trucks.
  • Townsend Farms – One of the largest fresh fruit packing operations in the United States.
  • Other major private sector employers include: General Pacific, Connor Manufacturing, CTDI, Thermo King, Navistar, Knight Transportation and Intertek.