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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

2018 Events Calendar

2019 Events

Want to plan your networking calendar for the next year? The EDCO 2018 events calendar is here to help! Download Calendar    

THIRD-ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RALLY & AUCTION RAISES $190,000

Funds Will Support Kids, Families and Economic Opportunities for All BEND, OR.  (November 15, 2017) – Last week Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) teamed up to host the Third Annual Civil War Rally & Auction, raising more than $190,000 to support our kids, our families and […]

END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE: EDCO’S FINAL PUBTALK OF THE YEAR IS NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE EDCO’S FINAL PUBTALK OF THE YEAR IS NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 FEATURING DAN VETRAS of KOLLECTIVE TECHNOLOGY, GLASSHOUSE GROWN, PIXYPICS BEND, OR (November 7, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) just announced the speakers for the final PubTalk of 2017 on Thursday, November 16, 5 pm at McMenamins in […]

The Bend Venture Conference Awards $1.65 Million To Eight Companies

  THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE AWARDS OVER $7,600,000 IN LAST FOUR YEARS, WITH $1,650,000 IN FUNDING FOR 2017 Eight Companies Across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments & Cash Prizes   BEND, OR – October 20, 2017 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out […]

EDCO Announces the Final Four Social Impact Companies to Advance to the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FINAL FOUR SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANIES TO ADVANCE TO THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE To Present on the Tower Theatre Stage Thursday, October 19 BEND, OR (October 4, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Final Four Social Impact Companies to advance to the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) in Downtown Bend on Thursday, October 19 […]

EDCO Announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists to Present At the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, OR (September 29, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Five Early Stage finalists to present at the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]