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U.S. Outdoor Recreation & Jobs Act Bodes Well for Bend Outdoor Industry

On Tuesday, the federal government acknowledged the growing role of the outdoor retail and recreation industry in the nation’s economy as the US Senate unanimously approved the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016. The act directs a number of federal agencies to account for the outdoor industry’s economic impact in their annual […]

December 1, 2016 Uncategorized

27th Street Sewer Line Project to Begin Monday, August 8

The two-year-long 27th Street Sewer Line project kicks off Monday, starting with up to eight weeks of night work and detours near the Highway 20 intersection. Nearly two miles of pipe will be installed along 27th Street between Reed Market Road and Medical Center Drive. The sewer line installation is expected to take 18 months with […]

August 5, 2016 Uncategorized

NNN lease? CAM charges? Do you know your commercial real estate lease terminology?

By Peter May, MBA, CCIM, Broker, Compass Commercial This article originally appeared on the Compass Commercial website, for more information, or to access the original post, click here. In working with clients on commercial leases, I often get one of the following questions: What is a NNN lease? What are CAM charges? When looking to […]

EDCO Seeks Business Development Intern

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is looking for a Business Development Intern to begin immediately. The position will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks, people and companies. More specifically, the intern will: Get exposure to Central Oregon’s broad business community Partner with EDCO staff to execute the organization’s various well-attended events Receive a […]

March 14, 2016 Uncategorized Tags:

Bend Community Forums // A wealth of opportunity

At the heart of every thriving economy lies civic engagement. Anyone familiar with Bend is almost certainty aware of the constant stream of recreational activities and events ranging from Summerfest and Winterfest to First Friday, Munch ‘n Music, BendFilm, the Cascade Cycling Classic, Pole Peddle Paddle, Bend Brewfest, and beyond. Every week, it seems, there’s […]

April 21, 2015 Uncategorized

City Council Restricts Vacation Rentals in Bend

Last night, the Bend City Council made two monumental decisions that restrict the number of new vacation rental properties and add significant regulation to existing ones. The new rules go into affect as early as April 16, 2015. From now on we’ll refer to them as Short Term Rentals, as that is the language the […]

Building Review Times Down to 10 Days!

Are you a builder or developer who frequently works with the City Building Safety Division? Did you know that the City publishes building permit review times each week at If you were a regular viewer of this page last fall or last summer, you saw building permit review times between 25 to 40 days. This […]

March 10, 2015 Uncategorized

Redmond Airport Translates to Economic Development

Two years ago, this community went into overdrive. An LAX flight from the Redmond Airport had been cut in 2010 and Central Oregon wanted it back. The price tag? Just a cool $850,000. But with a grant to the Redmond Airport of $500,000, economic development leaders in the region knew we could get pretty close […]

February 10, 2015 Uncategorized

Back in Business | With lessons learned Bend is poised for major growth

As the recession fades in the rear view mirror, Bend has again emerged as one of the brightest locations in the country for economic growth. With a fast growing and educated population, a low business tax rate, and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities it’s easy to see why hundreds more companies are relocating or launching in […]

August 19, 2014 Uncategorized