We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern

We’re Hiring – Business and Event Development Intern 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 Central Oregon PubTalks, the […]

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 […]

Applications Open for OEDA Executive Director Position

Executive Director (ED) – Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Acumen Executive Search is a boutique recruiting firm specializing in finding the right person for our client companies. Our clients enjoy increased retention and productivity with lowered expenses due to the quality of candidates and services we provide. Acumen has partnered with Oregon Economic Development Association […]

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. […]

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 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 […]