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The Locals Story: ibex

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The Local’s Story: ibex This Local’s Story company is growing rapidly with plans to add an additional 200 employees to their roster in the coming months. Kimberly Hartley shares her 14-year journey with ibex. From starting as a part-time employee to her current position as an operations manager overseeing 90+ reports. She has seen both ibex […]

GROW: Q&A with Oregon Craft Chocolatiers

Bend, Ore. – November 18, 2018 – Ron Smith decided to bring a fresh perspective to chocolate making with the new Oregon Craft Chocolatiers in Bend, Oregon. Since taking ownership, Ron’s primary goal for the store has been to change the customer experience by updating the look, feel and re-charting the direction of their chocolate products. They […]

EDCO’s Traveling to Outdoor Retailer This July

EDCO’S HEADING TO OUTDOOR RETAILER THIS JULY SHOWCASING LOCAL COMPANIES SITTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF OUTDOOR + NATURAL PRODUCTS BEND, OR (July 19, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is heading to Outdoor Retailer next week with the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and a slew of Central Oregon outdoor companies. Outdoor Retailer is North America’s […]

BVC Returns October 18-19, 2018

BVC Outside Tower Theatre

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 18-19, 2018 CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 8TH BEND, OR (July 11, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC), now in its 15th year, on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, […]

The Local’s Story: InvestiPro

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The Local’s Story: InvestiPro The third video in our Local’s Story series highlights a company that won big at the 2017 Bend Venture Conference. Follow the story of InvestiPro‘s founder, Dana Barbato, as she goes from a Human Resources professional in the restoration sector to running her own company. Her cloud-based platform guides HR professionals […]

EDCO Releases Largest Employers List for Central Oregon

New Team Member

EDCO RELEASES LARGEST EMPLOYERS LIST FOR CENTRAL OREGON Data compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers BEND, Ore. – May 7, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2018 Largest Central Oregon Employers, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This […]

The Local’s Story: Composite Approach

Composite Approach

The Local’s Story: Composite Approach The second video in our Local’s Story series is here! Redmond’s Composite Approach takes interns into the fold with help from Youth Career Connect‘s Central Oregon Internship Program. OSU-Cascades student Sam Stout expects to continue on his career path with the company while continuing with his engineering degree. For more information on local […]

We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern

We're Hiring Prineville Economic Development Directo

We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern –Position has been filled– EDCO’s currently looking for our newest (and some say most important) team member. Are you looking for an experience that’s never dull? This position will give the right candidate one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience and exposure to Central Oregon’s broad business community. EDCO produces monthly […]

The Local’s Story: Laird Superfood

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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 […]

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 […]