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CENTRAL OREGON POWER SUPPLY POISED FOR GROWTH

CENTRAL OREGON POWER SUPPLY POISED FOR GROWTH, INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES ANNOUNCED BEND, OR (April 14, 2017) A recently completed study by the Bonneville Power Administration identifies needed transmission upgrades in Central Oregon to support the expanding economy – one of the fastest growing in the United States. BPA, a federal power marketer that owns and operates three-quarters […]

We’re Hiring – Sunriver/La Pine Area Managing Director

**Application Process Now Closed** Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable and diversified local economy.  We are currently looking for a Sunriver/La Pine Area Managing Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects within the La Pine and Sunriver areas. This position will […]

We’re Hiring – Director of Membership

Director of Membership Applications Being Accepted Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable, and diversified local economy.  We are hiring our very first Director of Membership to actively develop our membership base. This role will be outward facing in the community in sharing how EDCO benefits our region as […]

EDCO’S NEXT PUBTALK SET FOR MARCH 23 AT MCMENAMINS FEATURING TOM GONSER, FOUNDER OF DOCUSIGN

EDCO’S NEXT PUBTALK SET FOR MARCH 23 AT MCMENAMINS FEATURING TOM GONSER, FOUNDER OF DOCUSIGN BEND, OR (March 1, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the speakers for the next PubTalk to be held Thursday, March 23, 5pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available here. EDCO’s Central […]

MILKEN INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW STUDY ON BEND-REDMOND MSA

MILKEN INSTITUTE RELEASES NEW STUDY ON THE BEND-REDMOND MSA RECOGNIZING REGION’S SUCCESS, GROWTH BEND, OR (February 27, 2017) – The Los Angeles-based Milken Institute released the findings to its most recent Best Performing Small Cities study, affirming the Bend-Redmond area as number one in the country. The Milken Institute has tracked and evaluated the success of […]

South Deschutes County Emerging as Next Economic Development Opportunity

Excerpt from Cascade Business News: “Sunriver, Three Rivers South, and La Pine are poised for growth!  Perhaps now more than ever South County is in a position to grow. Infrastructure is solid and growing, the community united around growth, available property in our 330-acre business park, enterprise zone benefits,  great changes/expansion on the Hwy 97 […]

Outdoor Project, 2016 BVC Winners, Awarded Additional $2M in Funding

Outdoor Project Secures Series A Funding — $2M investment will drive nationwide expansion — — Oregon Angel Fund leads the round with Cascade Angels’ support — — Company was awarded $150k as winners of 2016 Bend Venture Conference — BEND, OR (February 23, 2017) – Local startup Outdoor Project—found online at outdoorproject.com—announced this week that it has […]

CASCADE ANGELS FUND INVITES EARLY STAGE COMPANIES TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Application Period Open February 6-March 6, 2017 via Gust.com BEND, Ore. – February 1, 2017 – Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses for growth to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund 2017, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund 2017” or the “Fund”) has opened up its first application period for entrepreneurs […]

MOVE: Q&A with Terry Buchholz, PE, CWRE, principal and owner of Integrated Water Solutions

BEND, Ore. – January 3, 2016 – Ever wonder how the water flow of the Columbia River is managed? Big agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) do it, but they don’t do it alone. They are assisted by people like Terry Buchholz, owner of Integrated Water Solutions (IWS) […]

Bend Ranks #5 on SmartAsset’s List of “The Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016”

BEND, Ore. – December 22, 2016 – The U.S. economy isn’t exactly booming. While the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, the economy is still growing at a relatively slow pace. Some places, however, are better off than others. For the third year in a row, SmartAsset took a look at the […]