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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 […]

EDCO Announces the 2021 BVC Impact and Growth Stage Semi-Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE SEMI-FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH AND IMPACT COMPETITIONS, ADVANCING ONE STEP CLOSER TO PRESENTING AT THE 2021 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE   BEND, OR – September 17, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the semi-finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact Competitions for the 17th  Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS Eight companies to present at the September 23rd PubTalk: Road to BVC BEND, Ore. – September 14, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the eight finalist companies advancing in the Early Stage competition for the 18th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 [...]

2021 BVC Company Applications Now Open

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THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 21-22, 2021 COMPANY APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU AUGUST 13TH BEND, OR (July 8, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 21 – Friday, October 22, 2021, in downtown Bend and virtually online. Ticketing, speaker announcements and […]

EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD

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EDCO’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 15TH  FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD BEND, OR (June 3, 2021) – Originally scheduled for May 6th, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has rescheduled its Annual Luncheon for Thursday, July 15th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually. All previously purchased […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES 2021 CENTRAL OREGON LARGEST EMPLOYERS

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EDCO RELEASES 2021 CENTRAL OREGON LARGEST EMPLOYERS Data compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers Bend, Ore. – April 1, 2021 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This [...]