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EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS Eight companies to present at the September 23rd PubTalk: Road to BVC BEND, Ore. – September 14, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the eight finalist companies advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 [...]

We’re Hiring: Redmond Internship Coordinator

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We’re Hiring: Redmond Internship Coordinator   To apply for this position, click here. POSITION SUMMARY: Primary responsibilities are to coordinate work experience opportunities for young people in the greater Redmond, Oregon area, with a specific focus on efforts to catalyze employers to create internships, apprenticeships and other meaningful short-term employment.  The Internship Coordinator is responsible […]

Mueggenburg Farms: A North America Staple in the Botanical Market

Bend, Ore., August 3, 2021 - Located in Culver, Oregon, Mueggenburg Farms was established as the North American branch of the Mueggenburg Group, with the purpose of importing and distributing the vast assortment of European herbs and botanical ingredients produced overseas by the Mueggenburg members. With increased customer demand for domestic production and products, Mueggenburg [...]

Skanska: Building What Matters in Central Oregon and Beyond

Bend, Ore., August 3, 2021 - To many, when they think of Skanska they think of a global construction company. However, when it comes to Central Oregon, they are very much a local company with a local team and strong local partnerships that span over 25 years. In fact, many of the buildings we enter [...]

2021 BVC Company Applications Now Open

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THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 8, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and […]

We’re Hiring: Venture Catalyst Director

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We’re Hiring: Venture Catalyst Director   About us Founded in 1981, EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders.  Our mission is to create a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-income jobs in Central Oregon.  To do this, we focus on helping companies do the following: MOVE. […]

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

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EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH  FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD BEND, OR (June 3, 2021) – Originally scheduled for May 6th, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has rescheduled its Annual Luncheon for Thursday, July 15th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually. All previously purchased […]

April 2021 PubTalk: Kara Buckley and the World of Sports

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April 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Kara Buckley United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee | Oregon Sports Angels Sports at the Intersection of Impact and Innovation Relive the keynote speech from the April 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk, as Kara Buckley talks about the intersection of impact and innovation in the world of sports. Including her involvement with the [...]

EDCO ANNOUNCES 2021 CENTRAL OREGON LARGEST EMPLOYERS

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EDCO RELEASES 2021 CENTRAL OREGON LARGEST EMPLOYERS Data compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers Bend, Ore. – April 1, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This [...]

March 2021 PubTalk: Randy Adams and Failure

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March 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Randy Adams  Managing Partner, C-Level Solutions | Strategic Advisor Three Failures of a Serial Entrepreneur Experience the March 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Randy Adams. Randy dives into his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur and the three failures to avoid. Check out the full event to hear [...]