City of Bend-Business Advocacy Program

The City of Bend’s Business Advocacy Program provides local businesses, and potential business owners, with a dedicated staff member at City Hall to answer questions, assist with issues, and keep stakeholders in the loop on important developments.

The City’s Business Advocate also engages members of the business community around relevant city policy or process issues by staffing the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board. This 13-member board consists of nine representatives from Bend’s major industries and 4 staff members from the city’s primary economic development partners tasked with lending input and policy advice to the Council on issues relating to business development and economic growth.

Whether you’re a new entrepreneur unsure where to start, or are already involved in a city process you can’t seem to find a resolution to, reach out at the link below or contact