ILSR helped the Umpqua County Community Development Corporation (UCCDC) prepare a successful application to HHS, providing funds to create 13 new jobs in deconstruction over three years. (Six low-income workers already have been trained and employed at this writing.) Once funds were awarded, we helped train UCCDC staff, primarily in business management and development to facilitate the establishment of a deconstruction service enterprise. ILSR staff worked with UCCDC principal Mickey Beach to draft a bid for the operation’s first deconstruction project, and offered technical advice on take-down methods. We also helped draft a business plan for retail sales operation that markets building materials recovered from area deconstruction projects. Both the sales enterprise already is making a profit, as is the service operation, which anticipates receiving two new contracts next month.