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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem | Bend is teeming with life

In 2012, when Entrepreneur magazine wrote a story hailing Bend as the most entrepreneurial town in America, it wasn’t really a surprise to the locals.  Those of us living in the thick of this start-up happy community are typically just one degree of separation from at least a few founded-in-my-living-room stories of success. The reason […]

November 25, 2014 Entrepreneur

Scientific Advancement | Biotech companies achieve critical mass in Bend

The story goes that Bend Research’s longtime CEO Rod Ray got his start with the company as a ditch digger and fence-builder back in 1983. He ultimately earned a Ph.D and engineering degrees, and led his biotech business into one of the largest and most successful in Central Oregon. His story and the Bend biotech industry’s […]