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Q&A with Tastefully Bend

Bend, Ore., November 30, 2021: Tastefully Bend is a locally owned business based in Bend,  Oregon, creating handcrafted and locally made biscotti unique in both texture and flavor. Their goal is to expand the biscotti market by offering a soft biscotti that can be enjoyed on its own or, for the traditional biscotti experience, dipped […]

Washington Trust Bank: New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking

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Bend, Ore., October 14, 2021: EDCO welcomes Washington Trust Bank to Central Oregon. Washington Trust Bank is the largest privately held, full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving markets in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. As suggested in their slogan, New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking, they have been in business since 1902 and […]

EDCO Announces the BVC 2021 Growth Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE GROWTH STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – October 7, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Growth Stage finalists presenting at the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) taking place Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. The Bend Venture […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Impact Competition Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE IMPACT COMPETITON FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – September 29, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the finalists presenting in the Impact Competition during the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. Hosted by […]

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. […]