Business and Economic Resources

Central Oregon Business and Economic Data

EDCO’s In-House Resources Include:

  • Entrepreneurial and Scalable Startup Support
  • Traded Sector Business support (if your goods or services are made in the region and sold outside the region)

Business and Mentoring Resources

Central Oregon has an active, dynamic business community that has access to a myriad of resources, programs, initiatives, and partnerships designed to propel companies to greater success.

  1. Oregon Startup Checklist
  2. Business and Mentoring Resources List 
  3. Coworking Resources
  4. EDCO partners

Partners to Highlight:


Workforce Solutions

Visit the community page for workforce statistics related to that community.

  1. Youth Career Connect Internships
  2. Better Commutes: Vanpooling Solutions (For Deschutes Jefferson and Crook counties, vanpools are subsidized completely by CET and Commute Options including the cost of gas.)
  3. Manufacturing Workforce Resources

Business Costs

As you consider relocation and expansion, EDCO can help you evaluate and compare the cost factors that will impact your business. The table below provides a comparison of typical business cost scenarios in different states for a manufacturing firm with 20 and 200 employees. Click here for a more complete comparison, or for a customized comparison tailored to your specific needs, contact us directly.

Key Industries

In addition to targeting industries for recruitment, we also focus on helping existing businesses to grow and expand. It is our goal to deepen the pool of companies in the form of new startups, relocations, and critical supply chains in each targeted industry. To see a high-level view of industries found in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, click here.

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