Member Spotlight: The NW Collective

Bend, Ore., July 18, 2022- The NW Collective was started in 2013 when Eric Parnell and his wife moved back to Bend after a three year hiatus in Albuquerque, NM. Utilizing the skills Eric learned while working in film and television in New Mexico to bring high end production opportunities to clients, he began looking […]

2022 BVC Company Applications Now Open

BEND, OR (July 14, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and event details for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference will be announced in the coming […]

EDCO Announces Jon Stark as the New CEO

BEND, Ore.,- Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Board of Directors’ Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Stark as CEO, effective June 1st, 2022. Stark has been with EDCO and Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI) for 13 years and took over as Interim CEO of the organization on January 3rd, 2022. EDCO’s […]

Resonate IP: Law Firm Helping Central Oregon Businesses Thrive

Bend, Ore.,- May 11, 2022-   Founded in May 2021, Bend-based Resonate IP is an intellectual property law firm specializing in trademarks and brand protection.  A blend of big law expertise with the soul of a mountain town, the firm helps Central Oregon businesses protect their business and product names to generate value and ensure protection […]

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 […]


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 [...]

GA Rogers & Associates: Bend’s Search Guy Helps Take Clients to the Next Level

Bend, Ore., May 25, 2022- GA Rogers & Associates was founded to help companies hire top talent to fill mission-critical leadership roles. Quinn Hanson, also known as Bend’s Search Guy, manages all things technical and executive recruiting for the organization in Central Oregon. Quinn, along with his colleagues, focus on placing C-Suite, Supervisor, and Management […]

Sam Terrell: LandLeader Real Estate Broker & Outdoorsman

Bend, Ore., April 27, 2022-  Meet Sam Terrell, a local Real Estate broker with LandLeader,  specializing in farm, ranch, rural-residential, and recreational properties. An avid outdoorsman living the Central Oregon lifestyle he sells, you can find Sam somewhere between fly fishing on the Fall River to hiking and hunting in the Deschutes National Forest and […]

The EDCO Board of Directors is Recruiting Our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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The EDCO Board of Directors is recruiting our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For consideration, submit a resume and cover letter outlining your unique qualifications and experience to the EDCO Executive Committee by email to [email protected] Chief Executive Officer (CEO) About us             Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), is a non-profit organization supported by private […]

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 […]