2018 BVC Growth & Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH STAGE AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 18 & 19 BEND, Ore. – October 4, 2018 – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Growth Stage and Impact companies advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 18 – […]

EDCO Announces the 2018 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 15TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 18-19 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 28, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]

We’re Hiring – Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director

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BEND, Ore. (September 6, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable and diversified local economy.  We are currently looking for a Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects, and assist in creating or retaining key employment […]

2018 BVC Keynote Speakers Announced

THE 15TH ANNUAL BVC TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED featuring BLOOMBERG’S EMILY CHANG, INDIEGOGO’S BREANNA DIGIAMMARINO BEND, OR (August 23, 2018) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced two keynote speakers for the fall conference: Bloomberg Technology host and best-selling author Emily Chang, […]

The Locals Story: ibex

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The Local’s Story: ibex This Local’s Story company is growing rapidly with plans to add an additional 200 employees to their roster in the coming months. Kimberly Hartley shares her 14-year journey with ibex. From starting as a part-time employee to her current position as an operations manager overseeing 90+ reports. She has seen both ibex […]

GROW: Q&A with Oregon Craft Chocolatiers

Bend, Ore. – November 18, 2018 – Ron Smith decided to bring a fresh perspective to chocolate making with the new Oregon Craft Chocolatiers in Bend, Oregon. Since taking ownership, Ron’s primary goal for the store has been to change the customer experience by updating the look, feel and re-charting the direction of their chocolate products. They […]

EDCO’s Traveling to Outdoor Retailer This July

EDCO’S HEADING TO OUTDOOR RETAILER THIS JULY SHOWCASING LOCAL COMPANIES SITTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF OUTDOOR + NATURAL PRODUCTS BEND, OR (July 19, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is heading to Outdoor Retailer next week with the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and a slew of Central Oregon outdoor companies. Outdoor Retailer is North America’s […]

BVC Returns October 18-19, 2018

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THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 18-19, 2018 CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 8TH BEND, OR (July 11, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC), now in its 15th year, on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, […]

The Local’s Story: InvestiPro

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The Local’s Story: InvestiPro The third video in our Local’s Story series highlights a company that won big at the 2017 Bend Venture Conference. Follow the story of InvestiPro‘s founder, Dana Barbato, as she goes from a Human Resources professional in the restoration sector to running her own company. Her cloud-based platform guides HR professionals […]

EDCO Releases Largest Employers List for Central Oregon

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EDCO RELEASES LARGEST EMPLOYERS LIST FOR CENTRAL OREGON Data compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers BEND, Ore. – May 7, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2018 Largest Central Oregon Employers, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This […]