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Bend-Redmond Ranked #1 Best Performing Small City For An Unprecedented Four Consecutive Years

2020 Best Performing Small City

MILKEN INSTITUTE RANKS BEND-REDMOND MSA #1 BEST PERFORMING SMALL CITY AN UNPRECEDENTED FOUR YEARS IN A ROW #1 FIVE-YEAR WAGE GROWTH, #2 FIVE-YEAR JOB GROWTH BEND, OR (February 28, 2020) – Los Angeles-based Milken Institute released its 2020 yearly findings to the Best Performing Small Cities study, naming the Bend-Redmond MSA the Best Performing Small City […]

2020 EDCO Annual Luncheon February 13 featuring Lindsey Pollak

2020 EDCO ANNUAL LUNCHEON: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH FEATURING NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR &  MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE EXPERT LINDSEY POLLAK BEND, OR (January 28, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 11:00 – 1:30 pm at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Tickets and tables can be […]

We’re Hiring – Redmond and Jefferson County Internship Coordinators

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**These positions have been filled.** Not one, but two new positions have just been posted! If you have a passion for connecting people and making an impact in your community, this is a great opportunity for you to serve as either the Internship Coordinator for Jefferson County or the Internship Coordinator for Redmond. In many […]

We’re Hiring – Bend Area Director

EDCO Hiring Central Oregon

**This position has been filled.** Make a significant impact within the Central Oregon Business community by joining Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) as the Bend Area Director. This role is the business retention and expansion (BRE) and recruitment specialist for the Bend Area. Directly responsible for working with the City of Bend and specifically […]

There’s A Lot (of Beer) Brewing in Central Oregon

Legend Cider Kegs representing the large brewing in Central Oregon

Brewing in Central Oregon is having its heyday. And it’s not just beer being brewed here. It’s also craft cider makers and distillers According to a recent article in the Portland Business Journal, Central Oregon’s brewing and distilling industry is seriously outboxing its weight. Of the state’s Top 25 craft beer brewers by volume (146 […]

2019 Bend Venture Conference Winners

2019 BVC Winners

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 16TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Six Companies Presented with a Total of $488,000 in Investments & Cash Awards BEND, OR – October 18, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 16th  Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to a sold-out crowd at the Tower Theatre in Downtown […]

2019 BVC Growth Stage and Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FINALISTS IN THE GROWTH AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 17-18 BEND, OR – October 4, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Semi-Finalists advancing in the Growth Stage and Impact Categories for the 16th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 17 – […]

Jefferson County Offers $143,000 Incentive for Construction of Industrial Space

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Jefferson County Offers $143,000 Incentive for Construction of Industrial Space FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madras, Ore. Jefferson County has finalized a grant program that offers a cash incentive for the private development community to construct new industrial or light industrial space within the county’s borders. For years, all existing heavy and light industrial space has been […]

2019 BVC Early Stage Finalists Announced

ANNOUNCING THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 16TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 17-18 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Central Oregon PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 27, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October […]

2019 BVC Early Stage Semi-Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE BVC EARLY STAGE SEMI-FINALISTS 10 companies to present at the largest PubTalk of the year September 26th; Competing for a $3,000 cash award and a spot on the BVC Stage BEND, Ore. – September 17, 2019 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the 10 semi-finalist companies advancing in the Early […]