Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Global Caché

By SOREDI | December 15, 2016

Enabling Connectivity in Venues Large and Small. JACKSONVILLE, OR — A mainstay of this small Southern Oregon community for more than a decade, Global Caché enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovative products that provide easy automation solutions. Transplants from Silicon Valley of California, co-founders Walt Keller and Robin Ford, and their daughter, Marketing Director Rusty Keller, prefer to […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Cropper Medical

By SOREDI | December 8, 2016

The Science of Human Performance. ASHLAND, OR — Thin, lightweight and breathable. Bio Skin from Cropper Medical is the ideal compression material for sports medicine applications. Recently, the Ashland-based company has added Bio Skin sports apparel to its roster, providing athletes with preventive support and improved performance. “It’s helping people either prevent injuries or to help themselves […]

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Southern Oregon Business Conference 2017

By SOREDI | December 7, 2016

Register now: January 26, 2017  You won’t want to miss keynote speaker, John Roberts, international leader in economic development and Principal at TIP Strategies. Here is a clip of Roberts speaking at a 2012 conference in Texas. Have you ever wondered, “whose job is it to create jobs?” This talk on the Future of Jobs, from 2012 […]

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Josephine County showing recovery of lost jobs

By SOREDI | November 15, 2016

Josephine County has finally recovered the net number of payroll jobs that were lost during the past Great Recession. New data regarding employment and wages by industry for the second quarter of 2016 were recently released and show employment just above the pre-recession total.  Follow this link to the data.

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By SOREDI | November 14, 2016

November 30 – December 1, 2016 – In Portland Oregon This two-day program will cover the rules and procedures businesses need to know to comply with the EAR administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS-Commerce), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC-State) and other related export […]

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SOREDI Responds to Failure of Measure 97

By SOREDI | November 9, 2016

Medford OR – In response to the failure of Measure 97, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) breathes a sigh of relief. With a mission to help business Launch, Relocate and Prosper, one of those missions almost became more difficult. SOREDI has been vocal in its position against the passage of Measure 97. During […]

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Local Government Education Hiring Boosts Job Count

By SOREDI | October 26, 2016

Jackson County payroll employment increased by 1,200 jobs in September. Start of school year increases in local government education totaling 1,360 accounted for much of the month’s gain. Retail trade continued to gain jobs in advance of the holiday season, up by 280 jobs. Private educational and health service employment rose by 190 over the […]

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First LAUNCH Ashland PubTalk Blows the Doors Out!

By SOREDI | October 25, 2016

Our first LAUNCH Ashland PubTalk, held at the Standing Stone Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 18, gathered a crowd of over 55 members of Ashland’s entrepreneurial community. Start-ups, potential investors and other interested parties gathered to hear local Angel Investors give their thoughts and answer questions about what they are looking for when they consider […]

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Oregon’s Job Growth Continues in September

By SOREDI | October 18, 2016

Oregon added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs in September, continuing a trend of strong job growth.  September gains were largest in government, which added 3,300 jobs, with gains concentrated in local government education as the school year started. Professional and business services continued to expand rapidly, adding 1,200 jobs, while wholesale trade added 1,000 jobs. Three industries cut […]

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Kathy Peckham

SOREDI Announces New Committee Chair, Kathy Peckham

By SOREDI | October 18, 2016

Medford OR – SOREDI’s Business Recruitment and Retention (BRR) Committee is proud to announce Kathy Peckham, Banner Bank’s Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager, as the new committee chair. Peckham has worked in the banking industry for over 39 years, with a concentration in Commercial Lending for the last 35. Peckham provides a combination of skilled and […]

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