February PubTalk Speakers Announced

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 PUBTALK FEATURING ALL-STAR PANEL DISCUSSING: WHERE DOES SaaS MARKETING END AND SALES BEGIN? BEND, OR (February 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next PubTalk, focusing on the tech industry, marketing, and the question Where Does SaaS Marketing End and Sales […]

On-The-Job Training Comes to Redmond

Youth Career Connect Student At Work

Economic Development for Central Oregon, working with YouthCareer Connect, is placing students in meaningful internships in Redmond. Below is a recent article from the Redmond Spokesman on our newly appointed Internship Coordinator, Larry Holeman. Reprinted with permission from the Redmond Spokesman: Sam Stout, a junior energy systems engineering student at Oregon State University-Cascades, didn’t have […]

Past BVC winner Jama Software acquires Portland analytics company Notion

Past Bend Venture Conference winner Jama Software has acquired Notion, a Portland-based analytics company. The entire Notion team will join Jama’s 150 employee team to expand its analytic capabilities. Notion uses multiple data sources to understand business information and team metrics. Turning business information into actionable data is tricky, and this is where Notion excels. […]

University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Kicks Off First Small City Pilot Project in La Pine

La Pine, OR – Jan. 15, 2018) On Friday, January 13, the City of La Pine hosted the official kick-off for the first Small City Pilot Project through the University of Oregon. University of Oregon faculty, La Pine City staff, and representatives from the Ford Family Foundation kicked off the Small City Pilot Project in […]

Bend-Redmond Tops Milken Institute’s Best Small Cities List Second Year in a Row

MILKEN INSTITUTE RANKS BEND-REDMOND MSA #1 SECOND YEAR IN A ROW #1 ONE-YEAR WAGE GROWTH, #2 ONE-YEAR JOB-GROWTH, #2 NUMBER OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES BEND, OR (January 11, 2018) – The Los Angeles-based Milken Institute released their 2017 yearly findings to the Best Performing Small Cities study, affirming for the second year in a row the Bend-Redmond […]

Tech Association of Oregon Hosting Women in STEAM Celebration

Technology Association of Oregon–Women in STEAM TAO’s STEAM: Central Oregon to host event celebrating Oregon’s Equal Pay Law BEND, OR, January 2, 2018 – Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) Women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) announces an upcoming event to celebrate the passage of Oregon’s Equal Pay Law. The law includes restrictions on […]

Radian Weapons Announces New Location in Redmond

FIREARM MANUFACTURER RADIAN WEAPONS, ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN REDMOND, HIRING MULTIPLE POSITIONS BEND, OR (November 16, 2017) – Salem-based Radian Weapons recently announced plans to move their production facility and headquarter operations to Redmond, OR. They are currently in the process of hiring multiple positions to round out their new facility, with start dates as […]


Funds Will Support Kids, Families and Economic Opportunities for All BEND, OR.  (November 15, 2017) – Last week Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) teamed up to host the Third Annual Civil War Rally & Auction, raising more than $190,000 to support our kids, our families and […]


END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE EDCO’S FINAL PUBTALK OF THE YEAR IS NEXT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 FEATURING DAN VETRAS of KOLLECTIVE TECHNOLOGY, GLASSHOUSE GROWN, PIXYPICS BEND, OR (November 7, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) just announced the speakers for the final PubTalk of 2017 on Thursday, November 16, 5 pm at McMenamins in […]

The Bend Venture Conference Awards $1.65 Million To Eight Companies

  THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE AWARDS OVER $7,600,000 IN LAST FOUR YEARS, WITH $1,650,000 IN FUNDING FOR 2017 Eight Companies Across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments & Cash Prizes   BEND, OR – October 20, 2017 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out […]