Blog

Early Stage Finalists Advancing to BVC

Early Stage Finalists advancing to BVC

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 15-16 BEND, Ore. – September 25, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the top five Early Stage finalists advancing to the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020. […]

MOVE: TJP Engineering Brings Aquatic Ecosystems to Life

TJP aquatic system

TJP Engineering works with zoos, aquariums and marine parks across the globe, designing and engineering large-scale, custom aquatic systems. In early 2019 TJP decided that a move to southern Deschutes County would be beneficial for both their company and their employees. Early on TJP reached out to EDCO, who introduced them to tax incentive programs, […]

GROW: BASX Solutions Expansion in Redmond

BASX solutions breaking ground

BASX Solutions is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of high-efficiency data center cooling solutions, cleanroom systems, custom HVAC solutions, and more. Headquartered in Redmond since 2014, BASX has customers across the U.S. and around the globe. They recently broke ground on a new 75,000 square foot building expansion, allowing the company to consolidate its operations while substantially increasing their manufacturing capacity.   Their […]

Credit Associates: Committed to Supporting Our Community

Bend, Ore. – September 8, 2020:  Established in 2000, Credit Associates is a local debt collections agency that takes a unique consultative approach to recover past-due accounts. Through their proprietary processes, they’ve found that when people are treated with dignity and respect, outcomes are favorable for all. Their motto is “Protecting What You’ve Built” for […]

START: Riff Cold Brewed

Riff Arm in Arm

Riff Cold Brewed was born from a mission to produce the world’s most delicious cold brewed coffee. Serial entrepreneur Paul Evers (also behind Bend staple Crux Fermentation Project), along with a crew of other Central Oregonians, started Riff in late 2017. They opened a bottling and production facility in Redmond, along with the first-of-its-kind Cold […]

EDCO Progress Update by Community

Central Oregon community

Bend, Ore., September 8, 2020 – A common theme heard by EDCO’s Area Directors is that they are busier than they’ve ever been. As a result of COVID-19, the demand to live and work in Central Oregon has never been greater. Learn more as each Director provides a summary of the economic happenings in their […]

The Renaissance Companies Migrates To Central Oregon, Creating New Jobs and Housing

Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Headquartered in Chicago, The Renaissance Companies is a woman, family-owned, award-winning, national development company specializing in multi-family properties, fostering the creation of sustainable neighborhoods. With over 30 years of residential and commercial experience, The Renaissance Companies has developed more than $250,000,000 in luxury and affordable communities across the Midwest […]

ProCFO: Helping Businesses Maximize Profits

Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Established in Central Oregon in 2007, ProCFO provides services including Chief Financial Officer outsourcing, business accounting and taxes, and business evaluation. We sat down with James Jans, ProCFO President, to learn more about the business and the various ways they can help businesses local and beyond. EDCO: Tell us […]

BVC Virtual and Live Tickets Now on Sale

2019 BVC Winners

THE 2020 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16 TICKETS ON SALE NOW, INCLUDING BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS   BEND, OR (August 31, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, both in-person and virtually. Tickets for the […]

BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

BEND VENTURE APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 13TH BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BEND, OR (July 30, 2020) – Applications to the 2020 Bend Venture Conference are due in just two weeks. Companies can start their application at any time, but must be completed by Thursday, August 13th. Portland Seed Fund has committed an investment award of at least […]