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Bend Chamber of Commerce Hires New President

The Bend Chamber Board of Directors announced the hiring of Katy Brooks, the new president of the Bend Chamber of Commerce on September 30. “The Bend Chamber board worked hard, with the help of Anne McDonald, principal of the mcd group, to find someone who will lead our organization into the future,” said Bend Chamber […]

Bend Economic Development Board Meetings Moved to New Day/Time Through End of Year

The Bend Economic Development Advisory Board meeting dates have changed.  Meetings for October, November and December will be held the first Friday of the month (10/7/16, 11/4/16 and 12/2/16).  Future meeting dates beyond December will be announced later.  Meetings are held from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Council Chambers at Bend City Hall, 710 NW […]

Semifinalists Selected for Bend Venture Conference

BEND, Ore. –Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has selected 26 semi-finalists across three competition categories for the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference. This group includes 10 Early Stage, 10 Growth Stage and six Social Impact companies that may have an opportunity to compete at BVC on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, where almost $900K has […]

Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary Remand Moves Closer to Approval

The efforts to expand Bend’s Urban Growth Boundary took one step closer to local approval before moving on to the State’s Department of Land Conservation and Development for review. Prior to their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 7th, the Bend City Council held a special session where they reviewed the proposal and unanimously approved a […]

Council Confirms New Bend Economic Development Advisory Board Members

On Wednesday, September 7, at the end of their regular meeting, the Bend City Council filled the three openings on the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board. The newly confirmed BEDAB members are: Doug Downs, Former Biotech Venture Capital Jamie Klopp, Epic Aircraft Will Warne, APLL Logistics Council also appointed two BEDAB alternates, they are: Keith […]