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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 […]

Bend City Councilors to Host Office Hours in NE Bend on August 22

On Monday, August 22, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bend City Council Office Hours will be located at Raganelli’s Pizza, 547 NE Bellevue Drive, #107. This is just northeast of the NE 27th Street and Highway 20 intersection. Raganelli’s Pizza is adjacent to 27th Street, the site of the 27th Street Sewer Line project. […]

August 17, 2016 Infrastructure

State Legislators to Talk Regional Transportation Issues in Bend on August 18

  Are you interested in the role transportation plays in developing the Central Oregon economy? Then mark your calendars, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization has spent the summer crisscrossing the state talking about transportation issues and their Bend stop is scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 5:30 p.m. in Wille […]

August 9, 2016 Policy Issues

5 Reasons Why Bend Businesses Should Care About a Finalized UGB Expansion

We’re in the home stretch for the Bend Urban Growth Boundary Remand, the 10-year process seeking to expand the Bend city limits under Oregon’s land use code. The agreement under consideration has been hammered out by a joint group of Bend City Councilors and Deschutes County Commissioners with the input and buy in of local […]

August 8, 2016 Policy Issues

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

New Murphy-Parrell Roundabout Opens Today at 4 pm

The new roundabout at Murphy Road and Parrell Road is open as of 4 p.m. today, a month ahead of schedule! “This improves the safety of Bend’s transportation system and provides better east-west connectivity for all modes of travel,” said City Engineer Ryan Oster, the project manager. Between 2007 and 2015, there were 16 reported […]

Have Thoughts on Bend Climate Policy? Here’s Your Chance to Weigh In

The discussions on climate policy at the City of Bend kicked off in May, picked up steam in June, and continue through July with an opportunity for those with feedback on the proposed effort to weigh in. Originally introduced as a draft ordinance in May, a subcommittee of City Councilors have spent the past couple of months […]

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