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EDCO ANNOUNCE THE TOP TWENTY GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

BEND, Ore. – August 31, 2017 –Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Twenty companies to advance to the next round of the Growth Stage Competition for the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20. This group of companies is one step closer to presenting on the historic Tower Theatre stage […]

Youth Career Connect Launches in Redmond with Addition of Larry Holeman

BEND, OR (August 29, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Larry Holeman as its first Redmond Internship Coordinator, a newly created position to serve the greater Redmond area. In this role, Holeman will be responsible for connecting high school, college and university students with Redmond area […]

THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED ft. BRAD FELD, AVIEL GINZBURG & TONY ARNERICH

BEND, OR (August 28, 2017) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced three keynote speakers for the two-day conference: Brad Feld, Aviel Ginzburg, and Tony Arnerich. The 14th Annual BVC returns Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, to the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are on […]

Applications Due Soon for CBN’s Central Oregon Fastest 20 Awards

The September 30th deadline to apply for Cascade Business News’ (CBN) inaugural Central Oregon Fastest 20 Awards is quickly approaching. Sponsored by Columbia Bank and SGA Certified Public Accounts & Consultants, the CBN Fastest 20 was created to recognize the fastest-growing companies located and based in the High Desert region. From Cascade Business News: According […]

EDCO WELCOMES KIP BARRETT AS NEW BEND AREA DIRECTOR

BEND, OR (August 15, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Kip Barrett as Bend Area Director, effective immediately. In his role, Kip will be responsible for supporting EDCO’s mission of creating a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle-class jobs in Central Oregon. In […]

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH

BEND, OR (August 7, 2017) – The application deadline for companies looking to present at the largest Angel Conference in the West, the Bend Venture Conference (BVC), is fast approaching. To be considered, companies must have their applications completed by this Friday, August 11th. The 14th annual two-day conference returns Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, to the iconic […]

HiDEC Rebrands as Grow 3Degrees, Transfers Ownership to OMEP

Grow 3Degrees

BEND, OR (August 1, 2017) – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) unveiled the rebranding of the High Desert Enterprise Consortium (HiDEC) as Grow 3o, a move that aims to better convey the effort, which gives local entrepreneurs and companies access to continued education and peer-learning, with a focus on Lean principles. Over the […]

EDCO HIRES HEIDI HAUSNER AS DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

New Team Member

BEND, OR (July 12, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Heidi Hausner as Director of Membership, a new position within the non-profit, focused on actively developing EDCO’s membership in an effort to expand the growing region’s network of business leaders, investors, partners and advisors. In this […]

The Bend Venture Conference Returns for 2017, Call For Applications Now Open

THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RETURNS OCTOBER 19-20, 2017 APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW THRU FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH BEND, OR (July 6, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference (BVC), now in its 14th year, on Thursday, October 19 – Friday, October 20, 2017, at the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. This year’s […]

Laird Superfood To Open New Facility in Sisters

Laird Superfood New Sisters Facility

Paul Hodge, Co-Owner of Laird Superfood, accepting a forgivable loan check with (L-R) Sisters City Council President Nancy Connolly, EDCO Sisters Director Caprielle Lewis, and Sisters City Councilor Andrea Blum (photo by Nicole Abbenhuis)   SISTERS, OR (June 27, 2017) – Earlier this month, Paul Hodge, Co-Owner of Laird Superfood, accepted a forgivable loan check from […]