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The Bend Venture Conference Returns for 2017, Call For Applications Now Open

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 19-20, 2017 APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH BEND, OR (July 6, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC), now in its 14th year, on Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, at the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. This year’s […]

Bend Tops Outside Magazine’s 25 Best Towns of 2017

Outside Magazine Best Town 2017

What locals have already known is now confirmed by one of the largest magazines in the U.S. Outside Magazine featured Bend on the cover of their July Issue revealing The 25 Best Towns of 2017, their biggest best-towns list ever. Outside Magazine put together a special advisory council to nominate places across the country “that are great […]

EDCO HIRES RYAN CULP AS SUNRIVER/LA PINE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

New Team Member

EDCO HIRES RYAN CULP AS SUNRIVER/LA PINE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BEND, OR (June 19, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Ryan Culp as Sunriver/La Pine Area Economic Development Director. In this role, Ryan is responsible for executing the plans and programs of business retention, expansion, […]

We’re Hiring – Bend Area 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 Bend Area Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects, and assist in creating or retaining key employment primarily within the greater […]

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 […]