Grow with us.
Local, traded-sector businesses create the job engine of the Central Oregon economy by exporting products and services out of the region and importing wealth back into the community. From the smallest firm to the largest employer, your companies provide steady employment and economic stability for current and future generations, invest and give back to the community, and are the foundation on which we continue to grow and diversify the region.
As a business owner, you have enough to do each day to keep your company running smoothly and profitably. And when you begin to consider expanding, you may forget to look outside for guidance and help. We want you to know there is a strong team here at EDCO ready to assist you.Expansion plans often require financing, collaboration with local municipalities and agencies, sourcing vendors, workforce training and recruiting employees. EDCO acts as your business advocate during this process with six dedicated community managers each focusing on a Central Oregon community – Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Madras, and Sisters.
“Our team works everyday with business owners to identify areas of need and roadblocks to tackle, creating opportunities for expansion, locating resources, and more.”
-Roger Lee, Executive Director, EDCO
Leverage the bandwidth and expertise of our team as you plan to
expand and grow.
In addition to the expertise of our community managers, we can connect you to our Stable of Experts (SOE) network, our comprehensive list of business resources, and the myriad of programs and initiatives focused on workforce training. And at the EDCO Info Hub, we serve up the most current, comprehensive regional data, from demographics to tax rates, enterprise zone info to maps.
“EDCO has proven to be an irreplaceable asset as our company continues to grow here in Central Oregon. With over 15 years of history with EDCO / REDI, I personally cannot imagine doing business in Central Oregon without them, as I consider them a trusted business partner.”
-Steve Bettis, VP Operations, Medline Renewal
Ask us about:
- Real estate and site selection
- City and county permitting requirements
- Enterprise zone benefits
- Workforce development and training
- Funding and networking
- Business transition