Business & Economic Development

Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) provides accessible financing with favorable terms for small businesses in the Illinois Valley and throughout Josephine County. IVCanDO has been able to approve over 140 loans to leverage local small businesses since 2000.

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Revolving Loan Fund client portal >>

Small Business Lighting & Security Upgrades

In partnership with Cave Junction City Hall, IVCanDO has aided businesses along the 199 Redwood Highway corridor install security cameras and is in the process of getting outdoor lighting installed to help with nighttime safety. Over 20 businesses have participated in this program!

Additionally, in partnership with the Energy Trust of Oregon, IVCanDO helped small businesses replace their indoor lighting with energy-efficient LED lights at no cost to the business owners.

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Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce Partnership

IVCanDO provides financial services to the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, which assists businesses in the Illinois Valley. We also provide technical and outreach support for Chamber events and initiatives.

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Illinois Valley Visitor's Center

Past Programs

COVID-19 Relief Grants


In partnership with Josephine County, the State of Oregon and other local organizations, IVCanDO helped distribute over $585,000 in grant funds as of September 2021 within Josephine County. These grants were available to small businesses to increase economic support to those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and encourage economic development in our area. Funds were used for local infrastructure projects, economic development, and wildfire recovery.

Cave Junction Farmer’s Market

Providing the Illinois Valley farmers, bakers, artisans, and makers a weekly venue in which to showcase their wares. The Market was formed with support from USDA grant funds in 2013.

The Cave Junction Farmers’ Market has become self-sustaining with IVCanDO acting as fiscal sponsor.

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Illinois Valley Oregon Prosperity

Child Care Cohorts

IVCanDo’s Child Care Business Cohort formed in response to a severe lack of childcare providers in the Illinois Valley. Working in cross-sector partnership, IVCanDo organized the Cohort and the Child Care Resource Network, which is part of the Southern Oregon Education Service District, brought all the required classes to the Illinois Valley. The Illinois Valley Business Development Center (IVBEC), a part of the Small Business Development Center of Rogue Community College, offered business skills enhancement, counseling, and loan-readiness.

Before the Cohort, there were ZERO licensed or certified child care available in our area. As a result of the Cohort, our community gained one DHS listed in-home care provider and Josephine County’s only year round, outdoor preschool, Art and Science Kids.

Art and Science Kids Circle
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