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Bend Venture Conference EDCO Team

BEND VENTURE APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 13TH BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BEND, OR (July 30, 2020) – Applications to the 2020 Bend Venture Conference are due in just two weeks. Companies can start their application at any time, but must be completed by Thursday, August 13th. Portland Seed Fund has committed an investment award of at least […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference Applications Now Open

Bend Venture Conference EDCO Team

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16, 2020 | COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 14, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements […]

Meet Darcy Diamond – The Force Behind Production Squad’s Global Success

Bend, Ore. – June 4, 2020:  Headquartered in Bend, OR., Production Squad is a full-service production company that produces photo & video content for photographers, agencies, and clients globally. Clients include Walmart, Verizon, Athleta, Apple, Charles Schwab, Fitbit, Amazon, Sprite to name a few. Darcy Diamond, Owner/Executive Producer, is the force behind this 25-year-old successful […]

Fuel Safe Systems: Utilizing Central Oregon’s Ecosystem to Advance

Bend, Ore., June 4, 2020 – EDCO’s mission is to help diversify the economy and create living-wage jobs. This is done by helping the traded sector – those companies that export their goods and services outside the region and bring the riches home through new job creation and new capital investment – move, start and […]

Josie’s Best Gluten Free: Baking Through the Storm

Bend, Ore., June 4, 2020 – We often are told to look for the opportunities, which even exist during a downturn. This holds true for Sisters startup company Josie’s Best Gluten Free Mixes whose sales were positively impacted by COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has seen a huge increase in their […]

There’s Good News, Too: Oregon Spirit Distillers

There’s Good News, Too: Oregon Spirit Distillers Oregon Spirit Distillers has been making whiskey for the past ten years…and hand sanitizer for the past ten weeks. They’re still putting alcohol in a bottle, just a bit differently. Deschutes Brewery helped by sending eight full-time employees so they can keep up with the demand for both […]

REDI to Host Annual Luncheon Virtually on Tuesday, May 26th

REDI Annual Luncheon May 26 2020 - Zach Mercurio photo

REDI TO HOST ANNUAL LUNCHEON VIRTUALLY ON TUESDAY, MAY 26TH REDMOND, OR (May 15, 2020) – Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is pleased to announce their 2020 Annual Luncheon will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 26th, featuring a keynote from New York Times Bestselling Author Zach Mercurio. REDI holds its Annual Luncheon each Spring discussing […]

EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast Episode #3

EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast Episode #3 EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast updates the Central Oregon community with info and different resources that are available during this crisis. We realize there is no one-size-fits-all solution for your business, but we hope you walk away with some helpful tips. Episode #3 welcomes Jon Stark, Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) […]

EDCO Welcomes Don Myll As New Bend Area Director

EDCO logo, Mount Bachelor landscape

EDCO WELCOMES DON MYLL AS NEW BEND AREA DIRECTOR  BEND, OR (May 5, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Don Myll as Bend Area Director, effective immediately.   In his role, Don is responsible for supporting EDCO’s mission of creating a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-class jobs in Central […]

EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast Episode #2

EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast Episode #2 EDCO’s Resource Check-In Podcast updates the Central Oregon community with info and different resources that are available during this crisis. We realize there is no one-size-fits-all solution for your business, but we hope you walk away with some helpful tips. Episode #2 welcomes Tom Schnell, Business Finance Officer with […]