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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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Zeal Adds “Pow” to Local Tech Sector

By SOREDI | December 3, 2015

Ribbon Cutting, Open House and Tech Tour Slated for December 16 Medford, OR. – December 3, 2015: Zeal will host an open house and ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, December 16 in downtown Medford at 37 N. Central beginning at 9 am. Multiple activities are planned to celebrate the company’s rapid tech sector growth and its […]

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Regional Business Gifts From SOREDI

By SOREDI | November 30, 2015

SOREDI has been busy helping businesses launch, relocate, and prosper. Our work, supported by members and partners like you, creates many bountiful gifts for the region, bringing new jobs and industry to Southern Oregon. We’d like to share with you a few gifts of the season that include many of the businesses we’ve helped to […]

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Introducing SOBIG

By SOREDI | November 18, 2015

We are excited to introduce a brand new way to get connected and help businesses prosper: Southern Oregon Business Innovators Group (SOBIG). The SOBIG Mission is: To help business prosper in Southern Oregon through mentorship and collaboration, continuous improvement principles, an improved business climate, and community prosperity as a whole. The chair is Norm Kester, Quantum Innovations; […]

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SOREDI Board Members Honored as Howard Cherry Award Winners by the Oregon Community College Association

By SOREDI | November 18, 2015

Big congratulations to SOREDI Board Members,  Peter Angstadt & Dean Wendle on being recognized for their advocacy and achievement in Oregon post-secondary education and state government at the Oregon Community College Association annual Howard Cherry Award Banquet. Congratulations to all four recipients of this year’s award winners from Southern Oregon! Read more about it here.

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SOREDI Holiday Celebration!

By SOREDI | November 18, 2015

Tis the season to say thanks and celebrate! The open house will be Tuesday, December 1 from 4 to 6 pm. BricktownE Brewery will be catering the open house with heavy appetizers. Also, we will be enjoying wine and beer. SOREDI members only or by special invite. Members and invited guests will need to RSVP […]

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BRR Committee Meetings – Invitation Only

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Crown Dinner, Climate City Brewing (by invitation only)

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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I have never seen so many people so eager to lend a hand in our transition to Southern Oregon. Everyone has been extremely helpful –...

John Brinkert Jr., Vice President
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