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TECH COMPANY COGNITO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS MOVE TO SISTERS, OREGON

Illustration of Tech Company Cognito

  TECH COMPANY COGNITO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS MOVE TO SISTERS, OREGON ACTIVELY RECRUITING THROUGHOUT THE REGION FOR NEW POSITIONS SISTERS, ORE (March 2, 2021) – Cognito, a technology company creating frictionless, modern identity verification, which started in Palo Alto in 2014, has chosen to relocate its headquarters to Sisters, Oregon (pop. 3,003). The company provides identity […]

Keep the Holidays Local

Keep the Holidays Local This holiday season, Central Oregon companies need your support. And there's no shortage of what is made right here in our own back yard! That perfect gift you've been searching for may just be listed below. Happy holidays from EDCO! For more gifting ideas, make sure to check out Bend Marketplace [...]

Early Stage Finalists Advancing to BVC

Early Stage Finalists advancing to BVC

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS PRESENTING AT THE 17TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 15-16 BEND, Ore. – September 25, 2020 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the top five Early Stage finalists advancing to the 17th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 16, 2020. […]

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 […]

BIPOC & FEMALE FOUNDER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EDCO Welcomes Don Myll As New Bend Area Director

EDCO logo, Mount Bachelor landscape

EDCO WELCOMES DON MYLL AS NEW BEND AREA DIRECTOR  BEND, OR (May 5, 2020) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Don Myll as Bend Area Director, effective immediately.   In his role, Don is responsible for supporting EDCO’s mission of creating a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-class jobs in Central […]

There’s Good News, Too: BlackStrap

There’s Good News, Too: BlackStrap EDCO’s third video in the ‘There’s Good News, Too” series highlights another Central Oregon business working and pivoting through the COVID-19 crisis. BlackStrap has been making facemasks for the ski and snowboard industry since 2008. In just five days they were able to pivot, keeping their staff employed while also […]

There’s Good News, Too: Personalized Nutrients

There’s Good News, Too: Personalized Nutrients EDCO’s second video in the ‘There’s Good News, Too” series highlights another Central Oregon business working and pivoting through the COVID-19 crisis. Sisters-based Personalized Nutrients has seen an uptake in business during the COVID-19 crisis. Because of this, they’ve been able to hire on additional staff, are working hand […]