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Cv International Receives $14 Million NATO Contract

Bend-based company Cv International (CvI) recently secured a $14 million contract with NATO to engineer, design and manufacture C-130 aircraft maintenance stands. This contract will allow CvI to increase fabrication and welding jobs at their Central Oregon manufacturing facility. The implementation of their Advanced Aircraft Maintenance Stands is now supporting Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed, Martin, and Sikorsky […]

Central Oregon is Hiring!

Central Oregon is Hiring! Bend, Ore. (August 21, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced today the release of two video campaigns to help local employers attract qualified talent to Central Oregon. These videos, Central Oregon is Hiring and the tech-focused Reboot in Bend, are available to all regional employers in their recruitment […]

Central Oregon is Hiring: How to use these videos in your recruitment efforts

Want to use our new recruitment videos in your hiring efforts? See below for simple instructions on how to share and embed these codes directly to your website. Region-wide Video: Central Oregon is Hiring Tech Recruit Video: Reboot in Bend To share the videos: Click on the share button in the top right corner of […]

We’re #1 – Three Years in a Row

Bend-Redmond MSA #1 Ariel photo of snow-covered Bend

The Bend-Redmond MSA has topped the Milken Institute’s Annual Best Small Cities list for the third year in a row! “Bend-Redmond, OR, sees its third consecutive year ranking No. 1 on the BPC Small Cities index. All of the variables in the Bend-Redmond rank in the Top 20, securing its No. 1 rank this year. […]

EDCO Welcomes Kelsey Lucas as New Prineville/Crook County Director

EDCO WELCOMES KELSEY LUCAS AS NEW PRINEVILLE/CROOK COUNTY DIRECTOR BEND, Ore. (January 16, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Kelsey Lucas as Prineville/Crook County Director, effective immediately. In this role, Kelsey will be responsible for supporting EDCO’s mission of creating a diversified local economy and a […]

Prineville Honored Crooked River Wetlands Project

The City of Prineville was recently awarded for their work at the Crooked River Wetlands Complex. After years of planning and coordinating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the city was able to create the wetlands to help treat wastewater and re-purpose it to benefit the environment. Read […]

Laird Superfood Secures $32 Million in Private Funding Round

One of the fastest-growing companies in the natural-foods industry will use funding to expand product offerings, support acquisitions and add jobs across departments  SISTERS, Ore. – January 11, 2019 – Laird Superfood, maker of assorted superfood products, secured $32 million in a private funding round that included WeWork as an investor. This latest round of […]

New Partnership Between Prineville and Apple

A new partnership emerges between the City of Prineville and Apple to create a cost-efficient and sustainable water supply to meet the increasing community demands by 2021. Construction of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery system is to begin this fall. Read the full story here. About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) EDCO is a non-profit […]

Travel to the Eastern U.S. From Redmond Just Got Easier (and Faster)

Bend, Ore. – December 19, 2018 – Travel to the Eastern U.S. from the Redmond Airport just got easier with their newest direct flight to Chicago. The seasonal non-stop flight will begin on June 6. Follow the link for more information: https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6785305-151/direct-flights-to-chicago-coming-to-redmond-airport About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by […]

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, […]