Sherwood Area Chamber
of Commerce & Visitor's Center
PO Box 805/22566 Washington St. #101
Sherwood, OR 97140 503.625.7800
Overview - Climate - Government
SHERWOOD... is located along Hwy 99 via Interstate 5 in
18,200 people call Sherwood home and
Location is everything in Sherwood...
No Snow...Just Rain and Sunshine
Relocating to Sherwood
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Sherwood location approximately 14 miles from downtown
Sherwood continues to be a growing thriving community!
Sherwood was established in the late 1800’s and for many years was a farming and manufacturing community. Over the last two decades Sherwood has been one of the fastest growing communities in the State. With a 1990 population of 3,093, and a 2000 population of 11,791, Sherwood continued to grow at a 2.56% annual clip over the past decade to over 17,000 residents.
The City’s economy is linked with that of the
entire Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Region, but is more insulated from
economic downturns due to the high education and skill level of its population.
During this same two decades Sherwood’s Median Household Income
(MHI) has increased from $28,835 ((98% of State Average) to $80,358 (150% of
State Average). Compared to
Despite this record growth, the City has managed to maintain a first rate quality of life for its residents through a unique park and recreation system, a great school system, and a revived central business district - Old Town.
Sherwood is a community of relatively young,
stable, up and coming families. Average Household Size is 2.80 persons per
household compared to 2.64 in
Sherwood is “Open for Business”
In 2008 a market analysis was conducted for Sherwood. See the full report at this link: (2008 Market Analysis) Among other findings, the analysis concluded that Sherwood had substantial demand for additional retail and commercial services indicating immediate demand for about 400,000 square feet of retail. In spite of the national economic downturn interest continues to be expressed in Sherwood, and two developments are currently being pursued.
The Sherwood Urban Renewal Agency is currently making way for a proposed $30 million mixed-use private development in the downtown core by investing close to $10 million in public improvements, including a public plaza, streets and infrastructure and the redevelopment of a building into a community center. Road construction is being engineered to accommodate a 400,000 square foot shopping center on the city’s east side, as well as to provide a critical transportation link to the downtown area. Click here for a look at the: Full Plan.
Sherwood leaders adopted an economic strategy in 2006. To see the strategy click here: Strategy
As a result of the strategy, the City partners with the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce in various endeavors to retain, expand and recruit business to the area. The Economic Development Department also partners with State and Regional efforts on national and international recruitments. See these links for more:
For more information on Economic Development in Sherwood, please contact Nancy Bruton at firstname.lastname@example.org