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Prineville Honored Crooked River Wetlands Project

The City of Prineville was recently awarded for their work at the Crooked River Wetlands Complex. After years of planning and coordinating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the city was able to create the wetlands to help treat wastewater and re-purpose it to benefit the environment. Read […]

Laird Superfood Secures $32 Million in Private Funding Round

One of the fastest-growing companies in the natural-foods industry will use funding to expand product offerings, support acquisitions and add jobs across departments  SISTERS, Ore. – January 11, 2019 – Laird Superfood, maker of assorted superfood products, secured $32 million in a private funding round that included WeWork as an investor. This latest round of […]

New Partnership Between Prineville and Apple

A new partnership emerges between the City of Prineville and Apple to create a cost-efficient and sustainable water supply to meet the increasing community demands by 2021. Construction of the Aquifer Storage and Recovery system is to begin this fall. Read the full story here. About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) EDCO is a non-profit […]

Travel to the Eastern U.S. From Redmond Just Got Easier (and Faster)

Bend, Ore. – December 19, 2018 – Travel to the Eastern U.S. from the Redmond Airport just got easier with their newest direct flight to Chicago. The seasonal non-stop flight will begin on June 6. Follow the link for more information: https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6785305-151/direct-flights-to-chicago-coming-to-redmond-airport About Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by […]

START: BladeRunner Energy Making a Splash In Renewable Energy

BLADERUNNER ENERGY’S FISH FRIENDLY POWER GENERATOR MAKING A SPLASH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Bend Venture Conference Early Stage Winner Making Headlines Bend, Ore. – December 6, 2018 – In 2017, BladeRunner Energy took home the Early Stage Award of $17,500 at the Bend Venture Conference (BVC). Since then, they have gone on to improve their technology, […]

Last Central Oregon PubTalk of the Year

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PUBTALK FEATURING NATE WILDFIRE, MANDALA MISSION, PAWKET TREATS, AND BLADERUNNER ENERGY BEND, OR (November 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the speakers for the last PubTalk of the year, this Thursday, November 15, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and […]

2019 EDCO Events Calendar

2019 Events

Want to plan your networking calendar for the next year? The 2019 Economic Development for Central Oregon Events Calendar has all our signature events listed for the next year. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a PubTalk or any of our other signature events in 2019. Download Calendar

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

2018 Bend Venture Conference

OVER $1.8 MILLION IN FUNDING AWARDED AT THE 2018 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, BRINGING THE FIVE YEAR TOTAL TO NEARLY $10 MILLION Seven Companies across Three Competition Categories Take Home Investments and Cash Prizes BEND, OR – October 19, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to […]

2018 BVC Growth & Impact Finalists Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCE FINALISTS FOR THE GROWTH STAGE AND IMPACT CATEGORIES ADVANCING TO THE BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 18 & 19 BEND, Ore. – October 4, 2018 – Today, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Growth Stage and Impact companies advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) on Thursday, October 18 – […]

EDCO Announces the 2018 BVC Early Stage Finalists

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE FIVE EARLY STAGE FINALISTS TO PRESENT AT THE 15TH ANNUAL BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 18-19 Finalists Chosen During Last Night’s Sold Out PubTalk BEND, Ore. – September 28, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announces the Top Five Early Stage Finalists advancing to the 15th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) […]