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MOVE: Q&A with Matt Gilman, Founder, Chivaz Wear

BEND, Ore. – January 1, 2016 – A quick sit down chat with Matt Gilman, founder of Chivaz (chee-vaz) Wear, led us to discover why he’s passionate about socks, why he left the rat race of Sunnyvale, CA, for the “views-n-brews” community of Redmond, OR, and why it’s better to be a goat than a sheep. […]

Q&A with Joe Barker, General Manager & Brew Master, Ochoco Brewing Company

BEND, Ore. – January 3, 2016 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) recently sat down with Ochoco Brewing Company General Manger, Joe Barker, and his partner, Uriah Dombrowski, to catch up on where the brewery has been, where it is now, and where it is going in the future. Here’s what’s hoppin’. EDCO: Tell us […]

Q&A with Mike Williamson, General Manager, Paladin Data Corporation

BEND, Ore. – September 9th, 2015 – Mike Williamson, General Manager of Paladin Data Corporation, shrugs his shoulders when asked how Paladin will celebrate 35 years of business. “We might have to find a great pizza recipe and fire up that pizza oven in the break room.” No small accomplishment, Paladin has been getting things right […]

$500K estimated BVC investment could break angel conference record in Oregon

Craft3 adds $26,500 to the 2014 BVC Fund, and launch stage finalists are announced BEND, Ore. – October 2, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), has selected the 5 launch stage companies that will go on to compete for an estimated $500,000 at the 2014 […]

The next frontier: unmanned aerial vehicles

If you imagine the horse and buggy era, the only thing that comes to mind is hitch your horse and go — no required training, rules or technology. Now, fast forward to the automobile era. Freeways, traffic signals, licensing, navigation aids — everything is technological. Next up on the frontier: unmanned aircraft vehicles. SOAR Oregon […]

Bend start-up gets $3.6M to drive compressed natural gas work

Goal Is to Make the Vehicle Itself the CNG Compressor Bend, Ore.-based Onboard Dynamics has received federal and local funding for a $3.6 million effort to commercialize an elegant concept: using the engine on a natural gas vehicle to compress the gas needed to run the vehicle. The CNG-gasoline engine in the truck would be […]