ProCFO: Helping Businesses Maximize Profits

Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Established in Central Oregon in 2007, ProCFO provides services including Chief Financial Officer outsourcing, business accounting and taxes, and business evaluation. We sat down with James Jans, ProCFO President, to learn more about the business and the various ways they can help businesses local and beyond. EDCO: Tell us […]

BVC Virtual and Live Tickets Now on Sale

2019 BVC Winners

THE 2020 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16 TICKETS ON SALE NOW, INCLUDING BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS   BEND, OR (August 31, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, both in-person and virtually. Tickets for the […]


BEND VENTURE APPLICATIONS OPEN THROUGH AUGUST 13TH BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE BEND, OR (July 30, 2020) – Applications to the 2020 Bend Venture Conference are due in just two weeks. Companies can start their application at any time, but must be completed by Thursday, August 13th. Portland Seed Fund has committed an investment award of at least […]

GROW: Velox Systems Does the Heavy IT Lifting

Velox Systems team photo

Bend, Ore., July 15, 2020 – Velox Systems provides incredible IT services and system support across Central Oregon. What can we say? We may be biased. EDCO’s worked with Velox Systems for over ten years and during that time has had incredible service, knowledgeable technicians and quick response times. They’ve been the technology backbone of […]

2020 Bend Venture Conference Applications Now Open

Bend Venture Conference EDCO Team

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 15-16, 2020 | COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 14, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements […]

Meet Darcy Diamond – The Force Behind Production Squad’s Global Success

Bend, Ore. – June 4, 2020:  Headquartered in Bend, OR., Production Squad is a full-service production company that produces photo & video content for photographers, agencies, and clients globally. Clients include Walmart, Verizon, Athleta, Apple, Charles Schwab, Fitbit, Amazon, Sprite to name a few. Darcy Diamond, Owner/Executive Producer, is the force behind this 25-year-old successful […]

Fuel Safe Systems: Utilizing Central Oregon’s Ecosystem to Advance

Bend, Ore., June 4, 2020 – EDCO’s mission is to help diversify the economy and create living-wage jobs. This is done by helping the traded sector – those companies that export their goods and services outside the region and bring the riches home through new job creation and new capital investment – move, start and […]

Josie’s Best Gluten Free: Baking Through the Storm

Bend, Ore., June 4, 2020 – We often are told to look for the opportunities, which even exist during a downturn. This holds true for Sisters startup company Josie’s Best Gluten Free Mixes whose sales were positively impacted by COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has seen a huge increase in their […]

May 2020 PubTalk: Kirk Richardson on Sustainability

PubTalk Keynote speaker
May 2020 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Kirk Richardson Kirk Richardson, Former President & Current Senior Advisor, KEEN Footwear Importance of Sustainable Practises Experience the May 2020 Central Oregon PubTalk keynote speech given by, Kirk Richardson. Kirk dives into why companies need to pursue sustainable business practices as well as why it is important to gain a reputation [...]

There’s Good News, Too: Oregon Spirit Distillers

There’s Good News, Too: Oregon Spirit Distillers Oregon Spirit Distillers has been making whiskey for the past ten years…and hand sanitizer for the past ten weeks. They’re still putting alcohol in a bottle, just a bit differently. Deschutes Brewery helped by sending eight full-time employees so they can keep up with the demand for both […]