April 2021 PubTalk: Kara Buckley and the World of Sports

PubTalk Keynote speaker
April 2021 PubTalk Keynote Speaker: Kara Buckley United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee | Oregon Sports Angels Sports at the Intersection of Impact and Innovation Relive the keynote speech from the April 2021 Central Oregon PubTalk, as Kara Buckley talks about the intersection of impact and innovation in the world of sports. Including her involvement with the [...]


EDCO ANNUAL LUNCHEON RETURNS THURSDAY, MAY 6TH FEATURING INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & ECONOMIST TIM HARFORD BEND, OR (March 12, 2021) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) will host its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 6th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, both in-person and virtually. EDCO is proud to again host the Annual Luncheon […]

Bend Sauce: A Local Family’s Journey into the Chipotle Sauce Industry

Bend, Ore., December 13, 2020 – Family owned and operated, Bend Sauce is a small batch chipotle sauce and seasonings company based in Bend. Handcrafted with organic Chipotle peppers from a family farm in New Mexico and Jacobsen Salt from the Oregon coast, this chipotle sauce delivers a unique balance of flavor and heat for […]

START: Riff Cold Brewed

Riff Arm in Arm

Riff Cold Brewed was born from a mission to produce the world’s most delicious cold brewed coffee. Serial entrepreneur Paul Evers (also behind Bend staple Crux Fermentation Project), along with a crew of other Central Oregonians, started Riff in late 2017. They opened a bottling and production facility in Redmond, along with the first-of-its-kind Cold […]

ProCFO: Helping Businesses Maximize Profits

Bend, Ore. – September 2, 2020: Established in Central Oregon in 2007, ProCFO provides services including Chief Financial Officer outsourcing, business accounting and taxes, and business evaluation. We sat down with James Jans, ProCFO President, to learn more about the business and the various ways they can help businesses local and beyond. EDCO: Tell us […]

Amplion Secured Series A Funding

Amplion, the Bend-based biomarker intelligence company secured their Series A funding from Greycroft with participation from existing investors Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Imagen Capital Partners. They will use those funds to expand its sales and marketing efforts as well as accelerate product development. Amplion participated in the 2014 Bend Venture Conference […]

REDI Annual Luncheon May 21

Redmond Annual Luncheon May 21, 2019. Crowd photo engaged with keynote.

REDI TO HOST ANNUAL LUNCHEON TUESDAY, MAY 21, FEATURING THE BALD FUTURIST, STEVE BROWN Redmond, Ore. (April 29, 2019) – Redmond Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is pleased to announce its upcoming luncheon focused on topics applicable to the Central Oregon business community. This year’s event focuses on the ever-changing world of work and workforce. With technological […]

Prineville Needs Your Vote

The Moda Assist Park Improvements program is back!  With the help of the entire Central Oregon community, Redmond won the donation last year to improve Baker Park. This year, Prineville is in the running to receive the Trailblazer’s donation, which would help fund an all-abilities playground that would be an exciting place for kids to play, learn […]

Central Oregon PubTalk Returns This Thursday

People laughing at McMenamins, PubTalk logo, EDCO logo

EDCO ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH PUBTALK FEATURING DUTCHIE, AXIOLOGY, MANZAMA AND AMPLION BEND, OR (February 25, 2019) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has announced the speakers for the next Central Oregon PubTalk on Thursday, February 28, 5 pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available via Eventbrite here. […]

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 […]