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Prineville Needs Your Vote

The Moda Assist Park Improvements program is back!  With the help of the entire Central Oregon community, Redmond won the donation last year to improve Baker Park. This year, Prineville is in the running to receive the Trailblazer’s donation, which would help fund an all-abilities playground that would be an exciting place for kids to play, learn […]

Sisters-Based Guitar Company Finds Growth Internationally

BEND, Ore. (February 22, 2019) – Sisters-based PK Thompson Guitars LLC (Preston Thompson Guitars) is well known for their ability to handcraft acoustic guitars to meet their client’s needs. With the ability to choose from 12 different high-end models that can be customized, international demand for these handmade guitars is growing. The opportunity for the […]

Central Oregon is Hiring!

Central Oregon is Hiring! Bend, Ore. (August 21, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced today the release of two video campaigns to help local employers attract qualified talent to Central Oregon. These videos, Central Oregon is Hiring and the tech-focused Reboot in Bend, are available to all regional employers in their recruitment […]

Central Oregon is Hiring: How to use these videos in your recruitment efforts

Want to use our new recruitment videos in your hiring efforts? See below for simple instructions on how to share and embed these codes directly to your website. Region-wide Video: Central Oregon is Hiring Tech Recruit Video: Reboot in Bend To share the videos: Click on the share button in the top right corner of […]

EDCO Annual Luncheon Set for February 14

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON SET FOR FEBRUARY 14TH FEATURING FUTURIST & INVENTOR PABLOS HOLMAN BEND, OR (January 29, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host their Annual Luncheon on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 11:00 – 1:30 pm at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Tickets and tables seating ten are available via Eventbrite here. […]

Speakers Announced for the First PubTalk of the Year

People laughing at McMenamins, PubTalk logo, EDCO logo

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 PUBTALK FEATURING PETER HORAN, FOOD FOR THE SOLE AND SEASON SEARCH BEND, OR (January 16, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next Central Oregon PubTalk on Thursday, January 24, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now […]

START: BladeRunner Energy Making a Splash In Renewable Energy

BLADERUNNER ENERGY’S FISH FRIENDLY POWER GENERATOR MAKING A SPLASH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Bend Venture Conference Early Stage Winner Making Headlines Bend, Ore. – December 6, 2018 – In 2017, BladeRunner Energy took home the Early Stage Award of $17,500 at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Since then, they have gone on to improve their technology, […]

Last Central Oregon PubTalk of the Year

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PUBTALK FEATURING NATE WILDFIRE, MANDALA MISSION, PAWKET TREATS, AND BLADERUNNER ENERGY BEND, OR (November 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the speakers for the last PubTalk of the year, this Thursday, November 15, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and […]

2019 EDCO Events Calendar

2019 Events

Want to plan your networking calendar for the next year? The 2019 Economic Development for Central Oregon Events Calendar has all our signature events listed for the next year. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a PubTalk or any of our other signature events in 2019. Download Calendar

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2018 Bend Venture Conference

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, BRINGING THE FIVE YEAR TOTAL TO NEARLY $10 MILLION Seven Companies across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 19, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to […]