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Bend City Council to Discuss Taxi & Transportation Network Company Policy on February 1

The potential arrival of Transportation Network Companies, like Uber and Lyft, in Central Oregon has generated plenty of headlines over the past six months. After discussions with local stakeholders, taxi operators, and City staff in Bend and Redmond, along with a work session with the Bend City Council, a review of a draft policy is […]

January 31, 2017 Policy Issues

City Works with Downtown Businesses to Remove Excess Snow on Sunday 1/15

With plenty of snow on the ground and a potential thaw coming early next week, the City of Bend and contractor Taylor Northwest are going to undertake an overnight snow removal effort in the Downtown Business District beginning this Sunday, January 15th through the morning of Monday, January 16th. This effort requires cooperation from you […]

January 13, 2017 Infrastructure

Bend Storm Update for January 11, 2017

Read on for a rundown of relevant information from local agencies as the current snow event passes begins to conclude. Snow Accumulations                       The Central Oregon area has been impacted by significant snow fall since the beginning of December.  Records from the National Weather Service show […]

January 11, 2017 Infrastructure

Overnight Parking Garage Restrictions Relaxed Through 1/13 for Winter Storm

Downtown Bend Parking Garage overnight restrictions have been relaxed through this Friday, January 13th as the City of Bend encourages downtown employees and patrons to avoid parking on local roads to assist crews working to clear streets. Downtown employees and patrons who feel that they need to leave their car downtown overnight can park in the […]

January 10, 2017 Infrastructure

Bend Chamber to Host Legislative Outlook Forum on January 24

Bend, OR – Is there any chance Oregon will stabilize state fiscal policy and service levels this year?  Join the Bend Chamber and local delegates for an inside look of what’s coming ahead in this 2017 legislative session. On Jan. 24 at the Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, Senator Tim Knopp, Representative Knute Buehler, Representative Gene […]

January 9, 2017 Policy Issues

Northbound Lane of 27th St. to Close for Sewer Construction (Detour Map in Post)

Beginning on the week of December 12, the northbound lane on 27th Street between Reed Market Road and Bear Creek Road will be closed. This is the beginning of an extended lane closure to accommodate a sewer line construction project. Northbound travelers on 27th Street will be detoured west on Reed Market Road to 15th […]

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

SBDC Accepting Applications for 2017 Small Business Management Program

COCC’s Small Business Development Center is now taking applications for the 2017 Small Business Management program. The well-established, yearlong program offers a unique combination of one-on-one business advising and practical, hands-on classroom instruction, customized to individual business needs. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities of your business or don’t know how to get […]

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 […]

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