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Top Ten BVC Early Stage Semi-Finalists Just Announced, To Present at PubTalk Sept. 28

EDCO’S BIGGEST PUBTALK OF THE YEAR SEPTEMBER 28th WHERE TEN EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS COMPETE FOR A SPOT ON THE BVC STAGE BEND, OR (September 13, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon‘s (EDCO) next PubTalk, the biggest of 2017, will take place Thursday, September 28th, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. This PubTalk will feature ten Bend Venture […]

EDCO ANNOUNCE THE TOP TWENTY GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

BEND, Ore. – August 31, 2017 –Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Twenty companies to advance to the next round of the Growth Stage Competition for the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20. This group of companies is one step closer to presenting on the historic Tower Theatre stage […]

THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED ft. BRAD FELD, AVIEL GINZBURG & TONY ARNERICH

BEND, OR (August 28, 2017) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced three keynote speakers for the two-day conference: Brad Feld, Aviel Ginzburg, and Tony Arnerich. The 14th Annual BVC returns Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, to the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are on […]

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH

BEND, OR (August 7, 2017) – The application deadline for companies looking to present at the largest Angel Conference in the West, the Bend Venture Conference (BVC), is fast approaching. To be considered, companies must have their applications completed by this Friday, August 11th. The 14th annual two-day conference returns Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, to the iconic […]

HiDEC Rebrands as Grow 3Degrees, Transfers Ownership to OMEP

Grow 3Degrees

BEND, OR (August 1, 2017) – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) unveiled the rebranding of the High Desert Enterprise Consortium (HiDEC) as Grow 3o, a move that aims to better convey the effort, which gives local entrepreneurs and companies access to continued education and peer-learning, with a focus on Lean principles. Over the […]

EDCO HIRES HEIDI HAUSNER AS DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

New Team Member

BEND, OR (July 12, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Heidi Hausner as Director of Membership, a new position within the non-profit, focused on actively developing EDCO’s membership in an effort to expand the growing region’s network of business leaders, investors, partners and advisors. In this […]

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

EDCO Hiring Central Oregon

**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 […]