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Jefferson County Offers $750,000 Incentive for Construction of Industrial Space

    JEFFERSON COUNTY     BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS         66 S.E. “D” St., Suite A l Madras, Oregon 97741 l Ph: (541) 475-2449 l FAX: (541) 475-4454 Jefferson County Offers $750,000 Incentive for Construction of Industrial Space FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madras, Ore.  Jefferson County has finalized its second grant program that […]

EDCO RELEASES 2022 LIST OF CENTRAL OREGON’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Data Compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers Bend, Ore. – May 4, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2022 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This data, collected by EDCO annually for the [...]

Idaho First Bank: Making Strides in Oregon

Bend, Ore. (March 14, 2022) – Known for its People First. Community First. motto, Idaho First Bank (IFB) is a full-service state-chartered community bank that was established in 2005 and is headquartered in McCall, Idaho.  It has quickly grown to six branches in Idaho and one loan production office in Bend, which opened in late […]

EDCO Welcomes Steve Curley as Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) Director

BEND, Ore. (March 10, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Curley to its dedicated team, in the position of Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) Director, effective March 23rd. Steve will be responsible for REDI’s business retention/expansion and recruitment programs, which assist local companies in creating […]

EDCO Welcomes Deanne Buck as New Venture Catalyst Director

BEND, Ore. (February 24, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce Deanne Buck has joined its dedicated team in the position of Venture Catalyst Director, effective February 28th. In this role, Deanne will be responsible for helping entrepreneurship drive future job growth in Central Oregon by executing the plans and […]

START: 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 into […]

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 [...]