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Facebook Data Centers Contribute Nearly $6 Billion in GDP

Economic Development Facebook Prineville Data Center

Study Finds Domestic Facebook Data Centers Have Contributed Nearly $6 Billion in GDP, Support Thousands of Jobs, and Spur Growth of Clean and Renewable Energy –  Prineville Data Center has seen an investment of more than $1 billion and has more than 200 full-time workers – Prineville, Ore. – March 1, 2018 – A new […]

The Local’s Story: Laird Superfood

Composite Approach

The Local’s Story: Laird Superfood Did you miss our Annual Luncheon back in February? We highlighted three local companies who are helping bring jobs to Central Oregon. Catch a glimpse at how these two Central Oregonian’s lives became much easier after securing careers at the newly headquartered Laird Superfood facility in Sisters. Thank you to […]

February PubTalk Speakers Announced

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 PUBTALK FEATURING ALL-STAR PANEL DISCUSSING: WHERE DOES SaaS MARKETING END AND SALES BEGIN? BEND, OR (February 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next PubTalk, focusing on the tech industry, marketing, and the question Where Does SaaS Marketing End and Sales […]

On-The-Job Training Comes to Redmond

Youth Career Connect Student At Work

Economic Development for Central Oregon, working with YouthCareer Connect, is placing students in meaningful internships in Redmond. Below is a recent article from the Redmond Spokesman on our newly appointed Internship Coordinator, Larry Holeman. Reprinted with permission from the Redmond Spokesman: Sam Stout, a junior energy systems engineering student at Oregon State University-Cascades, didn’t have […]

Applications Open for OEDA Executive Director Position

Executive Director (ED) – Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Acumen Executive Search is a boutique recruiting firm specializing in finding the right person for our client companies. Our clients enjoy increased retention and productivity with lowered expenses due to the quality of candidates and services we provide. Acumen has partnered with Oregon Economic Development Association […]

Past BVC winner Jama Software acquires Portland analytics company Notion

Past Bend Venture Conference winner Jama Software has acquired Notion, a Portland-based analytics company. The entire Notion team will join Jama’s 150 employee team to expand its analytic capabilities. Notion uses multiple data sources to understand business information and team metrics. Turning business information into actionable data is tricky, and this is where Notion excels. […]

University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Kicks Off First Small City Pilot Project in La Pine

La Pine, OR – Jan. 15, 2018) On Friday, January 13, the City of La Pine hosted the official kick-off for the first Small City Pilot Project through the University of Oregon. University of Oregon faculty, La Pine City staff, and representatives from the Ford Family Foundation kicked off the Small City Pilot Project in […]

Bend-Redmond Tops Milken Institute’s Best Small Cities List Second Year in a Row

MILKEN INSTITUTE RANKS BEND-REDMOND MSA #1 SECOND YEAR IN A ROW #1 ONE-YEAR WAGE GROWTH, #2 ONE-YEAR JOB-GROWTH, #2 NUMBER OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES BEND, OR (January 11, 2018) – The Los Angeles-based Milken Institute released their 2017 yearly findings to the Best Performing Small Cities study, affirming for the second year in a row the Bend-Redmond […]

Tech Association of Oregon Hosting Women in STEAM Celebration

Technology Association of Oregon–Women in STEAM TAO’s STEAM: Central Oregon to host event celebrating Oregon’s Equal Pay Law BEND, OR, January 2, 2018 – Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) Women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) announces an upcoming event to celebrate the passage of Oregon’s Equal Pay Law. The law includes restrictions on […]

The Water Kefir People’s Probiotic Beverages Available Across Central Oregon

TWKP's different flavors

BEND, OR (December 27, 2017) – Bend-based probiotic drink company The Water Kefir People have partnered with renowned natural foods distributor UNFI to increase their product availability across the Pacific Northwest. Five flavors of the beverages are currently available in stores around Central Oregon, with locations being added to California and Washington in the New Year. […]