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 […]

EDCO Welcomes Steve Curley as Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) Director

BEND, Ore. (March 10, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Curley to its dedicated team, in the position of Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) Director, effective March 23rd. Steve will be responsible for REDI’s business retention/expansion and recruitment programs, which assist local companies in creating […]

EDCO Welcomes Deanne Buck as New Venture Catalyst Director

BEND, Ore. (February 24, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce Deanne Buck has joined its dedicated team in the position of Venture Catalyst Director, effective February 28th. In this role, Deanne will be responsible for helping entrepreneurship drive future job growth in Central Oregon by executing the plans and […]

Youth CareerConnect Receives $30,500 in Funding from COAR, First Interstate Bank

YOUTH CAREERCONNECT RECEIVES $30,500 IN FUNDING FROM CENTRAL OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, FIRST INTERSTATE BANK Bend, Ore. (January 18, 2022) – Youth CareerConnect (YCC), a region-wide internship program working to build the future workforce while simplifying the process of connecting local employers to students through internships, announced the receipt of two donations totaling $30,500 from […]

START: Q&A with Tastefully Bend

Bend, Ore., November 30, 2021: Tastefully Bend is a locally owned business based in Bend, Oregon, creating handcrafted and locally made biscotti unique in both texture and flavor. Their goal is to expand the biscotti market by offering a soft biscotti that can be enjoyed on its own or, for the traditional biscotti experience, dipped into […]

EDCO Announces Jon Stark as Interim CEO

 EDCO ANNOUNCES JON STARK AS INTERIM CEO  Bend, Ore. (November 17, 2021) – The Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) Board of Directors’ Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Stark as interim CEO, effective January 3rd, 2022. Jon Stark has been with EDCO and Redmond Economic Development Inc (REDI) for the […]

Washington Trust Bank: New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking

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Bend, Ore., October 14, 2021: EDCO welcomes Washington Trust Bank to Central Oregon. Washington Trust Bank is the largest privately held, full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, serving markets in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. As suggested in their slogan, New to Central Oregon, Not New to Banking, they have been in business since 1902 and […]

EDCO Announces the BVC 2021 Growth Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE GROWTH STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – October 7, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Growth Stage finalists presenting at the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) taking place Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. The Bend Venture […]