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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 […]

Bend Tops Outside Magazine’s 25 Best Towns of 2017

Outside Magazine Best Town 2017

What locals have already known is now confirmed by one of the largest magazines in the U.S. Outside Magazine featured Bend on the cover of their July Issue revealing The 25 Best Towns of 2017, their biggest best-towns list ever. Outside Magazine put together a special advisory council to nominate places across the country “that are great […]

EDCO HIRES RYAN CULP AS SUNRIVER/LA PINE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

New Team Member

EDCO HIRES RYAN CULP AS SUNRIVER/LA PINE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BEND, OR (June 19, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Ryan Culp as Sunriver/La Pine Area Economic Development Director. In this role, Ryan is responsible for executing the plans and programs of business retention, expansion, […]

EDCO’S NEXT PUBTALK SET FOR JUNE 22 AT MCMENAMINS

EDCO's Central Oregon PubTalk

FEATURING SANJAY DHOLAKIA, FORMER CMO OF MARKETO BEND, OR (June 1, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) just announced the speakers for the next PubTalk to be held Thursday, June 22, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available via Eventbrite here. EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the […]

CASCADE ANGELS FUND INVITES EARLY STAGE COMPANIES TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Third Application Period Open June 1-15, 2017 via Gust.com BEND, Ore. – June 1, 2017 – Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses for growth to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund 2017, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund 2017” or the “Fund”) has opened up its third application period, which runs […]

We’re Hiring – Bend Area Director

EDCO Hiring Central Oregon

**Application Process Now Closed** Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable and diversified local economy.  We are currently looking for a Bend Area Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects, and assist in creating or retaining key employment primarily within the greater […]