La Grande offers businesses easy access to major markets in the Western United States and throughout the country. With I-84 and the Union Pacific Railroad, businesses can move raw materials or finished products throughout the country with relative ease. Washington's Walla Walla and Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland and Pasco), along with  Boise, Idaho are just two hours away on I-84. Plus, Portland, Spokane, and Vancouver, WA can be reached in four hours. Seattle can be reached in five.

Major Markets are a One Day Transport by Highway:

  • Portland: 261mi
  • Seattle: 333 mi
  • Tri-Cities: 124 mi
  • Boise: 164 mi
  • Spokane: 250 mi
  • Salt Lake City: 510 mi
  • San Francisco: 755 mi
  • Denver: 995 mi


  • Port of Morrow: 97 miles via I-84
  • Port of Portland: 270 miles via I-84 

Passenger Air:

Union County Airport is a general aviation airport that can accommodate private and commercial shipping transport. 

  • Pendleton, OR: 45 mi
  • Walla Walla, WA: 83 mi
  • Pasco, WA: 120 mi
  • Boise, ID: 164 mi
  • Portland, OR: 261 mi

Union Pacific Railroad:

The Union Pacific Railroad offers businesses direct rail access from La Grande and Union County to the rest of the country. Whether moving products to nearby metropolitan areas, to the East Coast or to a PNW port, the Union Pacific gives businesses an economical and efficient mode of transportation that ensures their products will reach their destination on time.