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Central Oregon 2013 ProfileCentral Oregon is known for its dramatic snow-capped mountain ranges, farmlands, and high desert plateaus. The region boasts some of the nation's most livable communities and world-class outdoor recreational pursuits. Equally robust is Central Oregon's business environment, highlighted by an expanding high tech sector, a lively brewing scene, and entrepreneurial prospects of all types. Find more detailed information about Central Oregon and its communities here.

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Entrepreneurship Abounds Here!
Resources for entrepreneurs in Central Oregon continue to grow. Watch this video to understand why Central Oregon is a great place to cultivate your startup.

Lean Startup Expert Steve Blank's Fireside Chat at BVC
Keynote speaker for the Bend Venture Conference, Steve Blank shared his wisdom from 25 years in Silicon Valley and 8 startups.  Retired (well, sorta), he realized there were better ways to build companies. Grab a cup of coffee and be prepared by be blown away by his astute (and surprisingly humorous) observations.

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How Econ Dev REALLY Happens
What's football got to do with economic development? In Central Oregon, we know we're playing a team sport.

What is Traded-Sector and Why is it Important?
Expert Roy Williams hones in on what's at the core of every strong economy.  (Hint: it doesn't start with retail.)

What Your EDCO Investment Means
Board Member Angela Jacobson explains how just how critical your membership in EDCO is.  It builds the business community and, in return, comes back to you.

About EDCO

Sparks Lake reflections of sky in water Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to diversifying the regional economy by recruiting new companies and helping traded-sector firms already in Central Oregon expand. Call us at 541-388-3236 or send a message and we'll respond by the next business day.

Recent Articles

Statewide organization based in Bend awards five companies to further develop the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. Paradigm isr receives $60k.
OR-UAS is soliciting grant proposals for projects that will create UAV-related jobs or generate other UAV-related long-term activity in Oregon. Responses to the RFP are due Friday, February 28, 2014.
Oregon Unmanned Aerial Systems Business Enterprise (OR-UAS) will serve the state and job creation is its goal. Mark Morrisson is named Executive Director of this Bend-based nonprofit. Read more by clicking on the headline.
KTVZ reporter Femi Abebefe reports that the FAA OKs three sites in Oregon, including Warm Springs
A four year, EDCO-led initiative to capitalize on the potential of aerial systems initiative pays off with test site in Warm Springs
Business journalist Rachael Rees reports on "The Big Bend Theory" -- a competition to draw Silicon Valley startups and entrepreneurs to Bend.
Rachael Rees of The Bulletin reports on the formation of a venture capital fund by Dino Vendetti, a veteran from Silicon Valley and now a Bend resident.
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