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City Council Approves Visit Bend Business Plan Addendum

On Wednesday, October 19, the Bend City Council heard from Visit Bend on their plan for utilizing an additional $416,000 in Transient Room Tax revenue specifically earmarked for tourism promotion by state statute. These funds had accrued over the previous two and a half years as money that could only be used for tourism promotion […]

2016 Bend Venture Conference Awards a Record $3.9 Million in Investment and Prize Money

BEND, Ore.  Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) last week hosted the 13th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) and announced that over $3,918,000 was awarded in investments and cash prizes, setting a new record for Oregon angel conferences and making it one of the top angel conferences in the country. The conference featured four competition categories, 12 winners […]

SBDC to Host “Selling To Customers Outside the US” Round Table Discussion in Bend

Local business owners will be able to attend a Round Table Discussion on “Selling to Customers Outside the US” in Bend on Friday October 21, from 8:30am-12:00pm. The morning will be of interest to any company which has considered that selling to customers outside the US is a natural next step for business growth. The […]

October 10, 2016 Industry Clusters

EDCO Announces Social Impact & Growth Stage Finalists for Bend Venture Conference

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) has just announced the finalists for the Social Impact and Growth Stage Competitions for the13th Annual Bend Venture Conference. The Social Impact Competition, which includes for-profit companies whose business models are integrated with a social or environment mission, will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 13. The winner could receive […]