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Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman
Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winner
Credit: The Canyons, Portland. Photo courtesy of Marcus Kauffman

Mass Timber: Better Buildings, Resilient Forests, Brighter Future

We're creating equitable economic development and family-wage rural and urban jobs from sustainable wood products that are grown and manufactured in Oregon.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Oregon Mass Timber Coalition a $41.4 million Build Back Better grant to advance Oregon’s sustainable mass timber sector. This investment will drive jobs, sustainable forestry, and mass timber housing.

About the Coalition

The Coalition is a partnership between Oregon’s leading research universities and government agencies.

Meet the Members
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Featured Project

T2: Building Innovation Hub

The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.

Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.

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News & Events

Upcoming Events

Webinar
Ensuring Equitable Outcomes from Oregon’s $41M Mass Timber EDA Grant – Stakeholder Info Session
10:00 AM PT - Dec. 7, 2022

Register in advance for this webinar below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Webinar
Ensuring Equitable Outcomes from Oregon’s $41M Mass Timber EDA Grant – Stakeholder Info Session
2:00 AM PT - Dec. 13, 2022

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Mass Timber in the News

The Corvallis Advocate
Oregon Mass Timber Coalition to receive over $41 million
September 12, 2022

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden recently announced that the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive over $41 million from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC) winners.

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Woodworking Network
More than $41 million earmarked for Oregon mass-timber industry
September 8, 2022

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition (OMTC) $41.4 million to develop and expand Oregon’s emerging mass timber industry.

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KOIN
President Biden awards $41.4 million to boost Oregon’s timber industry
September 7, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition will receive approximately $41.4 million in grants to revamp the state’s timber industry, President Biden announced on Sept. 2.

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The Register-Guard
Oregon project to expand mass timber production, industry jobs with $41.4M federal grant
September 6, 2022

The Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — which includes researchers, government agencies, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University — received a $41.4 million federal grant to expand the state's mass timber industry to improve housing opportunities, reduce wildfire risks and create new jobs.

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Newswise
Mass Timber Coalition awarded $41.4 million in federal funds to advance use of wood products in construction
September 6, 2022

Newswise — Researchers at the University of Oregon will receive more than $16 million in federal funds as part of a major government grant to the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition from the Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

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EDA
U.S. Department of Commerce invests approximately $41.4 million to boost forest products industry in Oregon through American rescue plan regional challenge
September 2, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden will announce the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition as one of 21 winners of the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, the most impactful regional economic development competition in decades.

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