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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 […]

THIRD-ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RALLY & AUCTION RAISES $190,000

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

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 […]

EDCO Announces the Final Four Social Impact Companies to Advance to the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FINAL FOUR SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANIES TO ADVANCE TO THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE To Present on the Tower Theatre Stage Thursday, October 19 BEND, OR (October 4, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Final Four Social Impact Companies to advance to the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) in Downtown Bend on Thursday, October 19 […]

EDCO Announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists to Present At the Bend Venture Conference

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 14TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19-20 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, OR (September 29, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Five Early Stage finalists to present at the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]