Member Spotlights

Member Spotlight: Introducing Bamberger Design LLC

Runner, triathlete and automation expert Martin Bamberger relocated from Portland to Central Oregon last year as he was launching Bamberger Design LLC, a consultancy that offers creative product and system design, along with support for product release and automation. With over three decades of experience, Martin has led numerous teams through the challenging yet rewarding […]

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Member Spotlight: Deschutes Brewery Announces BrewVo® Technology

Crafting the Perfect Non-Alcoholic IPA: No Compromises on Taste Deschutes Brewery has been crafting beloved beers since its inception in 1988. What began when Gary Fish established a small brewpub in downtown Bend, has grown into a family and employee-owned craft brewery that employs over 250 people in Central Oregon and sells more than 225,000 […]

EDCO Member Spotlight: FiOR Innovations

Bend Venture Conference finalist Paul Tice has been on the forefront of 2D and 3D imaging in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry for over 20 years. In the early 2000s, he began working with clients to create 3D renderings of historic sites around the globe before they were destroyed by time or war. […]

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Central Oregon Economic Indicators - April 2024

Central Oregon Economic Indicators – April 2024

This month, Regional Economist Nicole Ramos is focusing on employment growth in Central Oregon by firm size, using data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators published by the Census Bureau. The data in the monthly graph depicts the quarterly employment trends by firm size in Central Oregon, while the data below shows employment growth by firm […]

Navigating the Energy Landscape – a pragmatic approach

In recent months, the topic of power has been making front-page news in publications like The Bulletin and the Portland Business Journal. Over the same period, EDCO has been facilitating discussions between stakeholders and hosting key regional utility providers at its board meetings, including Pacific Power, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Mid-State Electric Co-Op, and Central […]

Central Oregon Largest Employers List

EDCO is pleased to announce the 2024 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This data, collected by EDCO annually for the past 23 years, is the most comprehensive major employer list in Central Oregon. This year the top 50 private companies collectively employ 22,340 Central […]

Community Updates

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Discover Bend Outdoor Worxs Ninth Cohort

Nurturing the Next Wave of Outdoor Innovation in Central Oregon Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW), Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, has unveiled the four startup companies chosen to participate in its ninth cohort. Since its inception in 2014, BOW has been instrumental in identifying and nurturing the unique potential of outdoor product companies through comprehensive discovery […]

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Nechville Banjos Announces Relocation to Sisters

Nechville Musical Instruments: Harmonizing Craftsmanship and Community  of Sisters, Oregon Tom Nechville recently announced that Nechville Musical Products has wrapped up manufacturing operations in Minnesota, completing the last phase of Tom’s long-planned relocation to Sisters, Oregon. The relocation of the manufacturing operation will enable Tom to consolidate all Nechville operations in his hometown of Sisters. […]

The founders of SnoPlanks, a Bend-based snowboard company, will donate the company to OSU-Cascades. Photo by Mighty Creature Company.

Bend entrepreneurs will gift snowboard company, SnoPlanks to OSU-Cascades

BEND, Ore. – The founders of a Bend-based snowboard company will donate it to Oregon State University – Cascades to provide students a hands-on opportunity running an outdoor products company. OSU-Cascades officials are planning an innovative model, called SnoPlanks Academy, to operate the company. It incorporates leadership and management of SnoPlanks, a snowboard brand and […]