St. Charles Health Systems is currently building a brand new $30 million hospital just minutes from IronHorse, off of Combs Flat Road. The new facility, slated for completion in late 2015, will replace the old Pioneer Memorial Hospital and provide the community with a more modern and efficient hospital. St. Charles Health Systems also has locations in Bend, Redmond and Madras. Hospital rendering courtesy of Neenan Archistrucion.
Crook County School District chose IronHorse as the location for the new elementary school, scheduled to open Fall 2015 and currently under construction. Prineville has one middle school and one high school. Education is a priority for this small community and local support is reflected in various ways throughout the school year.
Prineville’s origins are tied to the land in agriculture, forest products, the railroad, and manufacturing. Now home to Facebook and Apple, community leaders are united in their efforts to grow and diversify Crook County’s economic base, assuring long-term vitality through the creation of family-wage jobs.
For a small community, Prineville has a lot of things going for it that make it an attractive locale for economic development and diversity. Prineville is currently creating a Freight Depot, with the goal of becoming a regional transportation and storage hub for all of Central Oregon.
The city boasts over 2,000 acres of industrial land, much of it ready for development, and a large supply of electric power. With an enterprise zone and a renewable energy zone in place, Crook County offers tax incentives to qualifying companies to help offset the cost of doing business. Other state programs are also available, including the Strategic Investment Program, which offers income tax abatement.
Recent upgrades to the telecommunications
infrastructure offer companies with certain technology requirements the
opportunity to consider Prineville. Four different companies offer
commercial and resident services with business class fiber, high speed
access, and WiFi.