Within the next two weeks the Newport Economic Development Commission will be unveiling a new web site that covers the City of Newport, Jackson County, the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Economic Development Commission. The web site will feature updated graphics, an interactive Chamber Directory, access to press releases and much more.

One goal of the new web site is to provide a comprehensive Community Events Calendar and a community Jobs Database.  "We need your help to prepare the final touches of the site. Our mobile app will be available for download from both ITunes and Android stores by March 20th and will contain a complete business directory for the City of Newport and a comprehensive calendar of events all available from your smart phone," said NEDC Director Jon Chadwell.  "If you are a business owner, see below for information you can send us about your business to add to the app. The business directory was composed by using the list of business licenses issued in Newport, the Chamber member list and the yellow pages of the phone book.  When the app is active we can make changes to business listings."The Newport Economic Development Commission believes that both the new web site and the mobile app are going to help businesses in Newport gain business from both visitors and residents alike.

Jobs Listing The new web site will contain a "Jobs" listing section for local businesses to list available job openings.If you have a job opening you would like to have listed when the site goes live in the next week or so, please email the following todirector@newportaredc.org.Company:Job Title:Contact Person:Contact Address:Contact Phone:Full-Time or Part-Time:Compensation:The compensation can be listed as negotiable.Calendar of Events Also available on the web site and the mobile app will be a comprehensive community calendar.  If you have an event or events already scheduled for the remainder of 2014 that you would like to have placed on community calendar when the site goes live, please email the following todirector@newportaredc.org as soon as possible.Event Name:Start Date:End Date:Start Time:End Time:Event Place:You can also attach a photo we can use on the calendar.Describe Your Business                      The mobile app's business directory will have space for a two sentence description of your business under your listing.  If you would like to go ahead and send us a two sentence description we will put it on your listing.  Please send it todirector@newportaredc.org.Company Name:Phone Number:Contact Person:Two Sentence Description:The listing on the mobile app will be a digital directory helping customers find your business by name or category.