|Operated under the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Grow 3 Degrees (formerly HiDEC) is led by an energetic group business on a mission is to help Central Oregon companies improve their processes by leveraging the knowledge of experts and members through training and practical application of best practices. Grow 3 Degrees is focused on lean training and implementation – from first steps to advanced continuous improvement. To carry out its mission, Grow 3 Degrees creates events, workshops, problem-solving tours that are relevant and impactful to all central Oregon businesses.|
Visit Bend is a non-membership, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism for the City of Bend. Using a mix of marketing, sales, social media, and special events, Visit Bend serves as a leading provider of information on Bend hotels, restaurants, activities, and vacation planning. To learn more, see www.visitbend.com
EDCO hosts over 50 events a year that connect the business community with networking, new ideas, and fun. Make sure to sign up to stay informed about our upcoming events.
• Monthly Central Oregon PubTalks
EDCO’s Central Oregon PubTalk, held the fourth Thursday of the month, is a happy hour aimed at bringing together different facets of the business community in one place to network, share ideas and further local businesses. Where Beers and Business Collide!
• Bend Venture Conference
About the Bend Venture Conference
The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO – Economic Development for Central Oregon, is one of the largest angel conferences in the country. More than 500 attendees, six funds, 32 prominent investors, and 90 companies participated in 2016’s conference, where close to $4 million was awarded to 12 winners.
The 2017 BVC will take place October 19 – 20 and consist of three categories of competition; Early Stage, Growth Stage and Social Impact Track.
• Annual EDCO Board Member Lunch
• Annual EDCO Board Member Meeting
We work with small businesses and nonprofits (with 100 employees or less or no employees at all) to help resolve their questions or concerns with state and local government. If you know what an ombudsman does, then you know what we do. Read More
Cooperative, member owned financial institution serving Central Oregon since origin in Prineville in 1957. We provide consumer and business accounts and lending, including auto/RV, real estate, Visa and saving accounts, plus many other services including online banking, ATM access at over 30,000 network ATMs across the United States plus more internationally. Read More
Connecting and cultivating the Outdoor Industry, OOA started in 2014 to gather together people in the outdoor industry including entreprenuers, companies, manufacturers, designers, sales reps, designers, marketers, PR, graphic designers, etc. Our mission/goals are networking, education, job information and advocacy. Read More
Youth CareerConnect is Central Oregon’s one stop shop for interns and internship program expertise.
This web portal provides internship information and resources for employers, educators, and students/youth.