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SoarOregon makes $327K in grants

Statewide organization based in Bend awards five companies to further develop the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. Paradigm isr receives $60k.

State organization releases RFP to further UAV business in Oregon

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.

Nonprofit launches to make Oregon a leader in civilian UAV development

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.

Drone sites chosen; may bring jobs to C.O.

KTVZ reporter Femi Abebefe reports that the FAA OKs three sites in Oregon, including Warm Springs

FAA selection of national test sites to benefit Central Oregon

A four year, EDCO-led initiative to capitalize on the potential of aerial systems initiative pays off with test site in Warm Springs

Diversifying Bend's economy

Business journalist Rachael Rees reports on "The Big Bend Theory" -- a competition to draw Silicon Valley startups and entrepreneurs to Bend.

Seven Peaks Ventures launches in 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.

Enterprise zone tax break for BasX is good for Deschutes

The Bulletin provides the stats as to why enterprise zones make sense -- in this case with clean room manufacturer BasX.

VC Tests the 'Big Bend Theory'

Bay Area Venture Capitalist Bruce Cleveland wants startups to move to Bend, Oregon so he can incubate them. A panelist at the recent 2013 Bend Venture Conference, Cleveland asks tech companies to submit a compelling story about their startup and why they would move to Bend. The deadline is December 31, 2013 and the final three companies will be announced January 24, 2014. Click the headline for the full Pando Daily story.

Bend, Oregon: Roughing it is Purely Optional

American Eagle Latitudes Magazine writer Annalise Kelly sees Bend in a new light, beyond its well publicized outdoor pursuits. Kelly explores what Central Oregon offers in craft brews, fine dining and golf.

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