Grants Pass, the Josephine County seat with a population of 37,000 serves as the major commercial center for the county. Downtown Grants Pass has been designated a National Historic District and is renowned for its numerous antique shops. Once a timber town, the economy of the area has since diversified. A healthy mix of light manufacturing, secondary wood products, retail trade, tourism, recreation and service-based industries provide a broad range economic base. Medical and retirement facilities also continue to expand.