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Jefferson County Awards $750,000 Towards Local Industrial Construction

For Immediate Release: Madras, Ore.  Jefferson County has awarded $750,000 of funding to three projects aimed at expanding the availability of industrial space across Jefferson County, where the volume of business has grown an estimated 30% over the past decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).  Awardees include Creations Northwest, LLC, who will oversee two [...]

2022 BVC Company Applications Now Open

BEND, OR (July 14, 2022) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 20 – Friday, October 21, 2022, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and event details for the 19th Annual Bend Venture Conference will be announced in the coming […]

EDCO RELEASES 2022 LIST OF CENTRAL OREGON’S LARGEST EMPLOYERS

Data Compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers Bend, Ore. – May 4, 2022 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2022 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This data, collected by EDCO annually for the [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Impact Competition Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE IMPACT COMPETITON FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 BEND, OR – September 29, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the finalists presenting in the Impact Competition during the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021. Hosted by […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 Tonsil Tech wins PubTalk Audience Award, walks away with $3,000 BEND, Ore. – September 24, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the five finalists advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference […]