Member Spotlights

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. […]

Member Spotlight: Luno

Member Spotlight: Luno

Sleeping in the back of his Subaru Outback to catch early morning turns at Mammoth Mountain, product designer Peter Ducato knew there had to be a better way to car camp. He had led design for hundreds of products as the Founder of STEL Design and leveraged his experience to draft a design, develop a […]

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Company Spotlight: Rosell Wealth Management

Each month, Central Oregon PubTalk brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders and community members to network and celebrate the local startup community. Last month, Rosell Wealth Management joined Velox Systems, BBK Law, and Providence Health Plan as Title Sponsors of the program. EDCO sat down with David Rosell, President of Rosell Wealth Management to learn more […]

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Navigating the Future of Work: Insights from the 2024 EDCO Annual Luncheon

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) hosted its Annual Luncheon at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, drawing 780 business leaders, policymakers and entrepreneurs from around Central Oregon. This year’s event introduced the audience to the transformative impact of artificial intelligence in business and the leadership skills needed to succeed in […]

Eleven potential businesses are in the project pipeline for Sunriver / La Pine economic development

Sunriver / La Pine Progress Report: Q4 2023

What’s Happening in South Deschutes County Beelicious has opened in La Pine with a new creative menu from one of the best professionals in restaurant management with more than 20 years of experience in cooking Thai and Asian Fusion food. Cascade Auto Glass recently opened a new location in La Pine. Since the business started […]

Bringing together local business leaders to discuss experiences, challenges and success strategies

EDCO’s Sisters Quarterly Business Roundtable brought together key figures from the local business community on October 25th at Sisters Bakery’s new production space. This fifth edition of the Roundtable, organized by Eric Strobel, Area Director for EDCO, showcased the spirit of collaboration and information sharing that drives economic growth in Central Oregon. Leaders from local […]

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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 […]

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Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) announces direct seasonal service to Dallas/Fort Worth

Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) has announced that American Airlines (AA) will offer direct seasonal service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning May 6, 2024 through October 6, 2024. The non-stop flights will depart daily from RDM at 1:16 P.M., arriving in DFW at 6:57 P.M. Departures to RDM will leave DFW at 10:15 A.M., […]

Scenic Areas, Wealth and Industrial Structure

Recently EDCO had the privilege to work with Josh Lehner, Economist at the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. He reached out to several Central Oregon organizations to share some research he’d done regarding service jobs in scenic areas compared to industry diversity (known as “industrial structure”). Josh’s research compared wealth job employment figures – those […]