Sisters was incorporated in 1946. Sisters became known as the Gateway to the Cascades – a title befitting the city today. The population stabilized as Sisters capitalized on the beauty of the area’s natural environment and then early development of Black Butte Ranch. By adopting a theme for the commercial sector and with financial support of Brooks Resources, the Sisters City Council made the 1880’s style store front a part of its zoning ordinance in the early 1970’s.Over everal years the landscape of the retail area was transformed and today Sisters Oregon has become recognized as a unique place to shop with its many specialty stores and galleries. Less obvious are other changes. The old mill site north of town has become an industrial park with a number of commercial establishments and light industries. Many people, seeking elbow room and mountain vistas have chosen the Sisters Country as a place to live and play.
There are more industries in Sisters Country then meet the eye! Sisters is a quietly emerging economic center for small and mid-sized companies in a broad range of business sectors. Businesses in the industries of BioScience, TelCom, Power, Green Energy, High Tech and Software, Industrial Arts, Wood Products, Media, Outdoor Equipment, Design, Art and Music have already discoverednSisters. We hope you’ll consider joining them!
Sisters is a vibrant community filled with people committed to raising healthy families and we boast one of the best-performing school districts in the state.