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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 [...]

TECH COMPANY COGNITO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS MOVE TO SISTERS, OREGON

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  TECH COMPANY COGNITO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS MOVE TO SISTERS, OREGON ACTIVELY RECRUITING THROUGHOUT THE REGION FOR NEW POSITIONS SISTERS, ORE (March 2, 2021) – Cognito, a technology company creating frictionless, modern identity verification, which started in Palo Alto in 2014, has chosen to relocate its headquarters to Sisters, Oregon (pop. 3,003). The company provides identity […]

Pinnacle Architecture: Celebrating 30 Years in Central Oregon

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Bend, Ore., December 16, 2020 – Celebrating 30 years in Central Oregon, Pinnacle Architecture’s mission is to design places that enhance lives and community. The firm provides planning, architecture and interior design services for education, multi-family housing, healthcare, senior living, and social service projects. It prides itself on its solid reputation for integrity, collaboration and […]

Kernutt Stokes: Oregon CPA Firm Grows in Central Oregon While Celebrating 75 Years

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Bend, Ore. – December 15, 2020: Celebrating 75 years, Kernutt Stokes is the sixth-largest CPA firm in Oregon with offices in Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, and Lake Oswego. Priding itself on the longevity of its team, the firm is comprised of 12 partners, 65+ CPAs, and 90+ staff. Kernutt became a part of the Central Oregon […]

Bend Sauce: A Local Family’s Journey into the Chipotle Sauce Industry

Bend, Ore., December 13, 2020 – Family owned and operated, Bend Sauce is a small batch chipotle sauce and seasonings company based in Bend. Handcrafted with organic Chipotle peppers from a family farm in New Mexico and Jacobsen Salt from the Oregon coast, this chipotle sauce delivers a unique balance of flavor and heat for […]

Keep the Holidays Local

Keep the Holidays Local This holiday season, Central Oregon companies need your support. And there's no shortage of what is made right here in our own back yard! That perfect gift you've been searching for may just be listed below. Happy holidays from EDCO! For more gifting ideas, make sure to check out Bend Marketplace [...]

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. […]