Renowned Speaker Jim Sorensen to Appear at SOREDI’s Business Conference

By SOREDI | January 21, 2016

Sorensen will provide the keynote message on January 28, 2016 Medford, OR. – January 21, 2016:  –  Jim Sorensen, master facilitator and sought after public speaker who has appeared at Tedx Rainier, will provide the keynote for SOREDI’s Business Conference this year, which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Boise Cascade

By SOREDI | January 14, 2016

Far Reaching. Locally Rooted. MEDFORD, OR – With an international reach and a strong local presence, Boise Cascade literally rose from the ashes in 1998 and regained its footing as the region’s economic engine. A devastating fire in 1998 damaged much of Boise’s Medford Plywood facility, and the company’s 450 workers wondered about their future and whether the […]

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Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport Sets Record for 2015 Passenger Numbers

By SOREDI | January 12, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – January 12, 2016 – The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport blows past the ¾ million mark for total passengers in 2015! Year-end numbers came in at 757,971, a 14.08% increase over total passengers for 2014. “We were forecasting close to the ¾ million mark, but easily exceeded that estimation,” commented Bern […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Harry & David

By SOREDI | January 12, 2016

Delivering Expertly Crafted Delight. MEDFORD, OR – Nestled in the heart of Southern Oregon, the sprawling pear orchards have long been landmarks for the Rogue Valley. Like the region’s namesake river, the wide expanse of trees supports a broad array of local businesses, big and small—none more so than Medford’s own Harry & David, which […]

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SOREDI’s Business Conference to Include Jim Sorensen & Dr. Tim Duy

By SOREDI | January 7, 2016

Tim Duy, Ph.D. will join Jim Sorensen in speaking at the SOREDI Business Conference which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. This will be the 13th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference and will take place from 1:30-5:00 pm. Duy’s fourth appearance is made possible by KeyBank, presenting sponsor of […]

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SOREDI Featured on State of Oregon Employment Department

By SOREDI | January 6, 2016

Manufacturing jobs are important to most economies. Many manufacturing businesses are considered “traded-sector,” meaning that they sell their products outside the local area and thereby create new wealth for the communities where they are based. Not all local manufactured goods are sold or consumed outside the local area. I have personally consumed a few pints […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Diode Laser Concepts

By SOREDI | January 5, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Diode Laser Concepts Inc. creates some of the most advanced high-tech gadgets right in Medford for Fortune 500 companies. “We make black boxes, with a laser coming out of them,” says Mike Robinson, who with his wife, Cindy, has owned and operated the company […]

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American Tire Distributors Breaks Ground in Medford

By SOREDI | December 22, 2015

National Company to Build Warehouse, Service Southern Oregon American Tire Distributors (ATD) has purchased property and will begin construction of a 100,000 s/f concrete tilt-up warehouse and distribution center off Industry Drive in Medford beginning in January. ATD will create more than 15 new jobs for Southern Oregonians. As the nation’s largest tire distributor, the […]

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JakeWilson.com Expands to Downtown Medford

By SOREDI | December 10, 2015

Motorcycle Apparel & Accessory Ecommerce Business Opens Shop Medford, OR. – December 10, 2015:  JakeWilson.com, an online retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories has relocated to downtown Medford and will create over 25 jobs in its first year. As one of the region’s latest tech sector expansions, this leading motorcycle retailer located near Salt Lake […]

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Bedslide Returns to Medford with Manufacturing Jobs

By SOREDI | December 8, 2015

Automotive Aftermarket Company Comes Home December 15, Will Hire 35 Medford, OR. – December 8, 2015:  Takit Inc. (pronounced Take It), manufacturers of Bedslide, founded and currently headquartered in Medford has closed its manufacturing facility in Indiana and will relocate its manufacturing operations to 111 Taft Street, formerly occupied by an indoor slick car race […]

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