Inviting and energetic Hermiston has set the pace for growth in Eastern Oregon. Hermiston’s “urban cluster” has grown to 28,000 while inside the limits exceeds 17,000 people. More and more people are choosing to call Hermiston home which makes us the largest city in Northeastern Oregon. This increase has ultimately proven that location is key for economic development and growth. Hermiston is ideally located in the Columbia River Basin, with an innovative role in expanding the world of high-tech agricultural strategies and leading the way with high-tech-related businesses. You can find Hermiston at the hub of interstates 84 and 82 as well as the Columbia River and Union Pacific Railroad terminal, called Hinkle, where more than 270,000 rail cars move through annually. All of the transportation portals help to move goods, produce and products to the rest of the world.
Did you know we grow over 45 different crops in our area? Did you know we feed the world?
More new industry and business expansions are currently under construction, such as the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center that will be built on 75 acres and will include the PRCA Farm City Pro Rodeo, Umatilla County Fair, amphitheater, covered arena and a large event center that will bring in world class performers, events and conventions. Dupont Pioneer Hi-Bred corn seed facility is adding a $30 million expansion and is estimated to double the production and add more full-time jobs. Keep your pulse on Hermiston and watch us GROW!°©°©
Education in Hermiston has grown with the addition of Eastern Oregon Higher Education Center where you can now get a four-year degree through Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University without leaving Hermiston. The Hermiston school district has recently replaced three of the existing schools with updated facilities and new technology. Kennison Field stadium is also under renovation with a new state-of-the-art multi-use synthetic field, designed to accommodate football, soccer and lacrosse and opportunities to host State-level competition games and events in Hermiston.
With continued growth on the horizon and a booming business community, the region’s possibilities are endless. It’s obvious why more and more people are deciding to make Hermiston their permanent home.