Economic Development

From our founding, Longview has been a business town. It’s in our DNA.

In 1922, R.A. Long of the Long-Bell Lumber Company purchased nearly 14,000 acres of land with the intent of creating a planned city to support the world’s largest sawmill. The City was designed and built for families and industry together.

The Long-Bell mill has been gone for a long time but Longview has become home to many prominent companies such as Weyerhaeuser, WestRock, J.H. Kelly, Nippon Dynawave Packaging, NORPAC and more.

Central to the I-5 corridor between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA, Longview supports easy connections throughout the region, across the country and to the world.

  • In addition to easy freeway access, we support rail services from both the Burlington Northern and Union Pacific Railroads.
  • Importing and exporting reach to the world is provided by the Port of Longview.
  • Commercial air service is available at Portland International Airport (less than an hour away) and corporate jets can reach us at nearby Southwest Washington regional Airport.

With a historic downtown and plenty of commercial and industrial land, we have plenty of room for your business. Abundant and affordable utilities are available to support your growth and a business friendly government is here to help your business succeed. 

Come to Longview, experience our DNA! 

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