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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 […]

2018 Events Calendar

Want to plan your networking calendar for the next year? The EDCO 2018 events calendar is here to help! Download Calendar    

Third Annual Civil War Rally and Auction Returns November 9th

EDCO AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TEAM UP FOR THIRD ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RALLY & AUCTION NOVEMBER 9TH AT THE RIVERHOUSE TO BENEFIT ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN CENTRAL OREGON Early Bird Tickets Available Now Thru Oct. 1 BEND, OR (September 14, 2017) – Just two weeks before the Ducks and Beavers face off in Eugene, Economic […]

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE TOP TEN GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE

EDCO ANNOUNCES THE TOP TEN GROWTH STAGE COMPANIES TO ADVANCE AS PART OF THE 2017 BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE Social Impact Semi-Finalists To Be Announced Friday Early Stage Semi-Finalists To Be Announced Next Week BEND, OR (September 7, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Ten companies to advance to the next round […]

Youth Career Connect Launches in Redmond with Addition of Larry Holeman

BEND, OR (August 29, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to welcome the addition of Larry Holeman as its first Redmond Internship Coordinator, a newly created position to serve the greater Redmond area. In this role, Holeman will be responsible for connecting high school, college and university students with Redmond area […]

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 […]

Cascade Angels Accepting Funding Applications Til May 1

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 second application period, which runs from April 4 to May 1, 2017. Entrepreneurs interested in applying can do so via Gust.com. […]

EDCO’S NEXT PUBTALK SET FOR APRIL 27 AT MCMENAMINS

EDCO’S NEXT PUBTALK SET FOR APRIL 27 AT MCMENAMINS FEATURING DOUG LAYMAN, FOUNDER KADIX SYSTEMS   BEND, OR (April 5, 2017) – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) just announced the speakers for the next PubTalk to be held Thursday, April 27, 5pm at McMenamins in Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now and available via […]

We’re Hiring – Director of Membership

Director of Membership Applications Being Accepted Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) works to build a stronger, more stable, and diversified local economy.  We are hiring our very first Director of Membership to actively develop our membership base. This role will be outward facing in the community in sharing how EDCO benefits our region as […]

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Announces 2017 Angel Oregon Semifinalists

RIPCLEAR, PIERCE FOOTWEAR, COLOR KITCHEN, OUTDOOR PROJECT ALL SEMIFINALISTS IN OEN’S 2017 ANGEL OREGON PROGRAM POTENTIAL TO RECEIVE OVER $200,000 IN FUNDING BEND, OR (March 8, 2017) –  Out of 101 applications, three Bend-based companies and one Bend Venture Conference Winner have advanced through the next round of cuts in Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s (OEN) 2017 Angel […]