A beautiful college town nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is consistently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the nation and is known for innovation, education, entertainment, and overall livability. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful landscapes, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life.
Corvallis is ranked one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. In 2017 it was dubbed a top five Most Beautiful College Town and Best Small City for Business and Careers in the U.S. And it has great natural areas, food and arts in a central location — near the coast, the mountains and Portland.
Oregon State University is a prime contributor to that vibrancy, with a world-class faculty and a 2017 student enrollment exceeding 30,000. OSU’s FY17 record-breaking $441M in sponsored research awards accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.
Access to OSU’s top-flight tech and engineering capabilities and expertise, as well as to a highly educated work force, make Corvallis an especially attractive venue for small to mid-size and for both internationally marketed and rooted companies.
OSU’s Advantage Accelerator has likewise contributed to the area’s already dynamic startup culture, having provided mentoring and other support to more than 70 locally launched companies since just 2013.
There's no shortage of local forward-looking established and nascent engineering and tech innovators—Hewlett Packard Inc, CH2M, Korvis Automation, ATS Systems, NuScale, Shoei Electronic Materials, to name just a few, are all either within the city limits or a short drive beyond.
Corvallis is rich terrain for high tech. Thinking big is in the air.