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) […]

We’re Hiring – Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director

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BEND, Ore. (September 6, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable and diversified local economy.  We are currently looking for a Prineville/Crook County Economic Development Director to execute the plans and programs of business retention/expansion and recruitment for projects, and assist in creating or retaining key employment […]

2018 BVC Keynote Speakers Announced

THE 15TH ANNUAL BVC TICKETS ON SALE; KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED featuring BLOOMBERG’S EMILY CHANG, INDIEGOGO’S BREANNA DIGIAMMARINO BEND, OR (August 23, 2018) – The Bend Venture Conference (BVC), one of the most prestigious entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest, has announced two keynote speakers for the fall conference: Bloomberg Technology host and best-selling author Emily Chang, […]


2016 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE WINNER RFPIO PROVIDES BVC INVESTORS WITH SECOND EXIT IN ONE MONTH To Date, the Fastest Exit for a BVC Company, at Approximately 18 Months BEND, Ore. – July 24, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2016 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner RFPIO announced a $25 million investment from K1 Investment Management LLC, making […]

EDCO’s Traveling to Outdoor Retailer This July

EDCO’S HEADING TO OUTDOOR RETAILER THIS JULY SHOWCASING LOCAL COMPANIES SITTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF OUTDOOR + NATURAL PRODUCTS BEND, OR (July 19, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is heading to Outdoor Retailer next week with the Oregon Outdoor Alliance and a slew of Central Oregon outdoor companies. Outdoor Retailer is North America’s […]

2008 BVC Winner Jama Software Receives $200 Million in Additional Funding

2008 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE WINNER JAMA SOFTWARE RECEIVES $200 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING To Date, One of the Biggest Investment Rounds for a Portland Company 2008 BVC, LLC Accepts Offer to Exit BEND, Ore. – June 28, 2018 – On Tuesday, 2008 Bend Venture Conference (BVC) winner Jama Software announced a $200 million growth equity investment, […]

The Local’s Story: InvestiPro

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The Local’s Story: InvestiPro The third video in our Local’s Story series highlights a company that won big at the 2017 Bend Venture Conference. Follow the story of InvestiPro‘s founder, Dana Barbato, as she goes from a Human Resources professional in the restoration sector to running her own company. Her cloud-based platform guides HR professionals […]

SnoTemp Cold Storage to Open Refrigerated Warehouse in Redmond

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SnoTemp Cold Storage to Open Refrigerated Warehouse in Redmond Slated to open early 2019, the 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse will serve Central Oregon’s growing food and beverage industry Redmond, Ore. – SnoTemp Cold Storage recently announced plans to build a 40,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled warehouse in Redmond, Ore, making this SnoTemp’s third Oregon location. […]

Speakers for the May 2018 Central Oregon PubTalk Announced

EDCO's Central Oregon PubTalk

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24 PUBTALK FEATURING RIFF COLD BREWED CO-FOUNDER PAUL EVERS, RUFFWEAR FOUNDER PATRICK KRUSE, AND MORE BEND, OR (May 16, 2018) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next PubTalk on Thursday, May 24, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now […]

EDCO Releases Largest Employers List for Central Oregon

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EDCO RELEASES LARGEST EMPLOYERS LIST FOR CENTRAL OREGON Data compiled by EDCO Shows Top Public & Private Regional Employers BEND, Ore. – May 7, 2018 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2018 Largest Central Oregon Employers, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This […]