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EDCO’s April PubTalk Speakers Announced

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 26 PUBTALK FEATURING KATE DELHAGEN, RED DUCK FOODS, HYPERDRIVE & KIDRUNNER BEND, OR (April 10, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next PubTalk on Thursday, April 26, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available via […]

The Local’s Story: Composite Approach

Composite Approach

The Local’s Story: Composite Approach The second video in our Local’s Story series is here! Redmond’s Composite Approach takes interns into the fold with help from Youth Career Connect‘s Central Oregon Internship Program. OSU-Cascades student Sam Stout expects to continue on his career path with the company while continuing with his engineering degree. For more information on local […]

We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern

Photo of Mount Bachelor

We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern –Position has been filled– EDCO’s currently looking for our newest (and some say most important) team member. Are you looking for an experience that’s never dull? This position will give the right candidate one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience and exposure to Central Oregon’s broad business community. EDCO produces monthly […]

Facebook Data Centers Contribute Nearly $6 Billion in GDP

Economic Development Facebook Prineville Data Center

Study Finds Domestic Facebook Data Centers Have Contributed Nearly $6 Billion in GDP, Support Thousands of Jobs, and Spur Growth of Clean and Renewable Energy –  Prineville Data Center has seen an investment of more than $1 billion and has more than 200 full-time workers – Prineville, Ore. – March 1, 2018 – A new […]

February PubTalk Speakers Announced

2018 PubTalk Speakers Announced

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 PUBTALK FEATURING ALL-STAR PANEL DISCUSSING: WHERE DOES SaaS MARKETING END AND SALES BEGIN? BEND, OR (February 13, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next PubTalk, focusing on the tech industry, marketing, and the question Where Does SaaS Marketing End and Sales […]

On-The-Job Training Comes to Redmond

Youth Career Connect Student At Work

Economic Development for Central Oregon, working with YouthCareer Connect, is placing students in meaningful internships in Redmond. Below is a recent article from the Redmond Spokesman on our newly appointed Internship Coordinator, Larry Holeman. Reprinted with permission from the Redmond Spokesman: Sam Stout, a junior energy systems engineering student at Oregon State University-Cascades, didn’t have […]

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 […]