Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI)

 is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the long-term prosperity of Jackson and Josephine Counties.

We serve a total of 15 jurisdictions, including Jackson and Josephine counties, and the 13 cities Ashland, Cave Junction, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Rogue River, Talent, and Shady Cove, and the Town of Butte Falls.



To advance business in Southern Oregon to foster economic vitality by helping companies and entrepreneurs Launch, Relocate and Prosper


Southern Oregon is the most business-friendly region on the West Coast


Collaboration – We leverage our private-public partnerships, respecting every contribution

Integrity – We handle proprietary information in a committed and professional manner

Passion – We are zealous for our community, members, businesses, partners, and volunteers

Ingenuity – We are continuously learning and pivoting as an organization

Commitment – We are dedicated to the prosperity of our region



Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson Oregon Swiss Precision

SOREDI has been of value to Oregon Swiss Precision since we moved to Grants Pass to start this company in 1989. SOREDI was a source of advice regarding sources for supplies, shipping contacts, and recruiting employees. Later as we expanded and grew SOREDI was instrumental with property tax abatement incentives, grant funding, and financial assistance.

Tim Hart
Tim Hart Duro-Last Roofing

Duro-Last has a great working relationship with SOREDI, who has been instrumental in our growth and expansion throughout the years. SOREDI has helped us with property tax abatement incentives through the enterprise zone and has helped us interface with local community leaders.

Bob Hunter
Bob Hunter United Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon

Thanks to SOREDI for your invaluable assistance in our final stage of the Back to Work project. You really made our lives a lot easier and helped us identify a large number of small businesses worthy of support. Thank you!

Vern Frol
Vern Frol Fire Mountain Gems

SOREDI provides essential expertise and resources to help attract companies to Southern Oregon. Their support allowed Fire Mountain Gems to transition from the Illinois Valley to Grants Pass, growing from 160 employees to over 500. Their support of the electronic commerce zone is one example of how they partnered with us to grow our business investment, as well as attract qualified employees to the region.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell Encore Ceramics

SOREDI has been instrumental in the existence of Encore Ceramics in Josephine County and our continued survival beyond the effects of the recession. SOREDI provided part of the funding needed to relocate the company from California which over the last twelve years has contributed over $16 million in payroll to its local employees.

Alan Young
Alan Young Radio Design Group

Outside of our own clients, SOREDI stands out as our most impactful business associate. Whether through facilitating opportunistic use of government training funds, or supporting us with a business loan during a time of need, or through simply providing sage advice, SOREDI has been a remarkable and reliable source of support. They are a tremendous asset to businesses in southern Oregon.

Belinda Marzi
Belinda Marzi Marzi Sink

Without SOREDI and its assistance with enterprise zone benefits and expansion financing, we would not have been able to relocate our factory from Seaside, California to Grants Pass, Oregon. SOREDI values building a strong business community in hopes that the future will be prosperous for all.

Don and Lynn Roemer
Don and Lynn Roemer Cascade Metal Recycling

SOREDI provided the necessary gap financing that made our project work. Everything came together in short order allowing us to expand our facility and capacities, while also hiring new employees.

John Brinkert Jr.
John Brinkert Jr. Custom Door Parts

I have never seen so many people so eager to lend a hand in our transition to Southern Oregon. Everyone has been extremely helpful – it has been extraordinary. In addition, we have found an exceptional workforce here with a great work ethic.

Steve Brown
Steve Brown CDS Publications

Having lived in some great places up and down the west coast, I certainly treasure the opportunity I’ve had to live in a place that is not only beautiful, but has provided an unparalleled family environment. Moreover it is truly a great place to do business AND raise a family AND have an excellent overall quality of life. SOREDI works hard to help business prosper while also supporting a healthy, vibrant community that is economically growing and diversified.

Heidi Phillips
Heidi Phillips Tierra Del Sol

Tierra del Sol would not have been able to get financing for the store without SOREDI. SOREDI is an important resource in Southern Oregon that allowed me to start my business and fulfill my dream!



SOREDI is able to provide these services at no charge to our communities: 

  • Ready access to business counselors, industrial and commercial property agents, builders, and city and county planning staffs.
  • Expert business counsel and a broad array of informational and referral services to answer business questions.
  • A dynamic business-to-business network of member organizations sharing a commitment to building a stable economic base for Jackson and Josephine counties.
  • Coordination among regional agencies and institutions that provide training, employment, financial planning and technical services for businesses.
  • Help with site selection, permit applications, and administrative follow-through for business expansion projects.

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Members & Partners

SOREDI is funded by annual members, sponsorships, and community partners.

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Banner Bank

Banner Bank


Kelley Connect


Columbia Distributing – “Where People & Brands Always Matter.”


Neuman Hotel Group


Brown & Brown – “Preparing You for Tomorrow’s Risks–Today™”


Southern Oregon Educational Service District

Navigator’s Hospitality, LLC


Rogue Workforce Partnership

Moss Adams

Moss Adams


ECS Composites

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Southern Oregon University

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Erickson, Inc. – “We Are Erickson. Tested and Trusted.”


KOGAP Enterprises, Inc.


Travel Southern Oregon


Rogue Valley Association of Realtors


City of Talent


Grayback Forestry


Coldwell Banker Commercial Pro West




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Rogue River

Rogue River Chamber of Commerce


Ashland Food Co-Op

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City of Medford

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Lava Lanes Medford


Sweed Machinery, Inc. – “Machinery | Innovation | Solutions”


Work Sharp Sharpeners

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Cascade Mountain Spring Water – “Refreshing the world, one sustainable sip at a time”

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Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

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Craft 3

Morgan Lodging, LLC


Rogue Valley Microdevices, Inc.


Boise Cascade, LLC – “We’ve Got You Covered”


WESO – Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon


Small Business Development Center, Southern Oregon University


Biomed Diagnostics, Inc. – “Culture diagnostics…simplified.”




TownePlace Suites by Marriott


ORW | Architecture

Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce


Oregon Swiss Precision Inc.


Ausland Group – “Learn About the Ausland Difference”

Breeze Capital Management, LLC


Valley Immediate Care


Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries


Global Cache


Masterbrand Cabinets


Space LLC


Mahar Homes, Inc.


City of Jacksonville

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