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Three Bend Companies In The Running For $200,000 Investment

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7Even Dynamics, ColorKitchen, Ripclear in the running to win over $200,000 in funding as part of OEN’s Angel Oregon Program Bend, OR – February 10, 2017 – Oregon Entrepreneurs Network recently announced the 18 early-stage companies to make the quarterfinals of their 2017 Angel Oregon Program, with three of the hopefuls based locally in Bend, […]

MOVE: Q&A with Terry Buchholz, PE, CWRE, principal and owner of Integrated Water Solutions

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BEND, Ore. – January 3, 2016 – Ever wonder how the water flow of the Columbia River is managed? Big agencies like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) do it, but they don’t do it alone. They are assisted by people like Terry Buchholz, owner of Integrated Water Solutions (IWS) […]

Bend Ranks #5 on SmartAsset’s List of “The Top 10 Boomtowns of 2016”

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BEND, Ore. – December 22, 2016 – The U.S. economy isn’t exactly booming. While the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, the economy is still growing at a relatively slow pace. Some places, however, are better off than others. For the third year in a row, SmartAsset took a look at the […]

Bend-Redmond Ranked #1 Best-Performing Small City for 2016 by Milken Institute

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BEND, Ore. – December 14, 2016 – Bend-Redmond, Oregon, tops the U.S. Best-Performing Small Cities index, rising from eighth the previous year. The metro improves in seven of the nine indicators. The health-care system provides economic stability. The central Oregon economy is vibrant and has been able to diversity its economic base through the new […]

Ruffwear is one of Outside’s Best Places to Work

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BEND, Ore. – December 13, 2016 –  Each year, Outside magazine releases a list of 100 companies that go beyond work-life balance by making employee health and happiness a point of pride. Ruffwear is honored and humbled to be included among Outside’s 100 Best Places to Work for 2016. To be considered for this list, companies […]

MOVE: Q&A with George Pierce, Owner, Pierce Footwear

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BEND, Ore. – December 6th, 2016 – Former champion duathlete (run-bike-run) George Pierce was inspired to make a comeback to racing after a near death bike-truck accident in 2010. While rehabilitating fractured vertebrae in his back and neck, Pierce developed a new type of footwear that addressed the problem of getting in and out of shoes, […]

Forbes: How The Outdoor Industry Is Creating A Huge Boom In Bend

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BEND, Ore. – November 28, 2016 – Bend, Oregon is booming. In fact, it had the highest job growth rate in the entire country last  year. To be totally honest, before my husband’s company Fat Chance Bikes was chosen for the 2016 Bend Outdoor Worx program (the only outdoor industry incubator in the country), the only […]

$186,000 Raised at second Civil War Rally and Auctions

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BEND, Ore. – November 17, 2016 – Last week Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) teamed up to host the Second Annual Civil War Rally & Auction, raising more than $186,000 to support our kids, our families and economic opportunities for all. The event, held at the […]

UPDATE: The 2016 Bend Venture Conference Awards Over $3,918,000 in Funding

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BEND, Ore. – October 19, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) last week hosted the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) and announced that over $3,918,000 was awarded in investments and cash prizes, setting a new record for Oregon angel conferences and making it one of the top angel conferences in the country. […]

Forbes: Bend, Ore., Heads The Best Small Cities For Business And Careers 2016

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BEND, Ore. – October 19th, 2016 – Bend, Ore., was hammered by the Great Recession as unemployment peaked at 17.2% in March 2009. Home prices fell more than 50% from their 2006 highs and new construction ground to a halt. Residents coined the phrase “poverty with a view” for the picturesque Central Oregon locale. Read […]