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START: BladeRunner Energy Making a Splash In Renewable Energy

BLADERUNNER ENERGY’S FISH FRIENDLY POWER GENERATOR MAKING A SPLASH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Bend Venture Conference Early Stage Winner Making Headlines Bend, Ore. – December 6, 2018 – In 2017, BladeRunner Energy took home the Early Stage Award of $17,500 at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Since then, they have gone on to improve their technology, […]

Last Central Oregon PubTalk of the Year

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PUBTALK FEATURING NATE WILDFIRE, MANDALA MISSION, PAWKET TREATS, AND BLADERUNNER ENERGY BEND, OR (November 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the speakers for the last PubTalk of the year, this Thursday, November 15, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and […]

2019 EDCO Events Calendar

2019 Events

Want to plan your networking calendar for the next year? The 2019 Economic Development for Central Oregon Events Calendar has all our signature events listed for the next year. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a PubTalk or any of our other signature events in 2019. Download Calendar

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2018 Bend Venture Conference

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, BRINGING THE FIVE YEAR TOTAL TO NEARLY $10 MILLION Seven Companies across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 19, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to […]

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 […]