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SOREDI QUEST FINALE

By SOREDI | April 17, 2019

On Friday, April 19, SOREDI will hold a gala Finale event for its initiative known as SOREDI Quest. Designed as a way to educate local high school students about potential careers that exist among the many world-class employers in Southern Oregon, Quest was an online scavenger hunt that used clues and questions to lead students […]

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Rogue Valley Precast Casts Its Net, Finds Its Catch In Southern Oregon

By SOREDI | April 11, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to announce that Rogue Valley Precast, a subsidiary of Columbia Precast (Woodland, WA) will open a new plant in June, 2019 in White City. Specializing in manholes, catch basins, box culverts, vaults and custom designs, Rogue Valley Precast produces solutions for roads, parking lots, tunnels and trenches that save contractors time and […]

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Rogue Tech Tour Coming to Grants Pass, Hosted by SOREDI and Partners

By SOREDI | April 4, 2019

On Friday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, students from Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College will join students from Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University for an informative day of meetings with local technology-savvy companies in Grants Pass. Hosts, SOREDI, Rogue Workforce Partnership, and the Rogue Tech Collective are […]

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SOREDI Offers Targeted Economic Forecast and Critical Tax Law Changes for 2019 at Southern Oregon Business Conference

By SOREDI | January 17, 2019

In a year that promises to be tumultuous in terms of domestic politics and international policies, Tim Duy returns to offer an Economic Forecast and indicators targeting Southern Oregon. Sponsored by KeyBank, Duy is the Senior Director of the Oregon Economic Forum and author of the University of Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators and Economic Indicators […]

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SOREDI Hosts 2019 SOBC: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

By SOREDI | November 27, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will host their 16th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference (SOBC) on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. Held at Inn at the Commons in Medford, this conference seeks to unite municipal partners, educators and private sector business leaders to cultivate […]

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SOREDI Announces Braun Brush Company Facility in Ashland

By SOREDI | November 8, 2018

Medford OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. is proud to announce the move of Braun Brush Company from Brentwood, CA to Ashland, OR. Established in 1875, Braun Brush Company is a family owned and operated company with four generations, operating continuously for 143 years. Braun Brush Company has corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations […]

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New Venture Catalyst, Alex Palmer Welcomed by SOREDI

By SOREDI | November 1, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Alex Palmer will be assuming the role of Venture Catalyst. Palmer will be building on the work done by the previous Venture Catalysts, Rick Hood and Tim Root. Palmer is an experienced digital marketing and e-commerce executive with a specialty in direct-to-consumer sales […]

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SOREDI Offers $500 Cash Prize to Startups in Pitch Contest

By SOREDI | October 23, 2018

Thursday, November 8, SOREDI’s LAUNCH Southern Oregon will host a Pitch Contest at Climate City Brewing Company in Grants Pass. The program will feature a series of 5- Minute Startup Pitches, given by area entrepreneurs. The audience favorite will walk away with a $500 Cash Prize, sponsored by SOREDI’s Business Development Loan Fund. Tickets are […]

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SOREDI Quest Released in Southern Oregon Schools

By SOREDI | October 9, 2018

Students embark on multimedia business adventure Medford OR – In response to ongoing feedback regarding the rates at which career minded young people leave Southern Oregon, believing there are more exciting possibilities elsewhere, commonly referred to as “brain drain,” SOREDI has embarked on a plan to inform high school students and their families about the […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Erickson

By SOREDI | September 20, 2018

Strength and Maneuverability in the Sky Residents of the Pacific Northwest are familiar with the potential for forest fires that impact our environment. Every fire season, Erickson’s iconic bright orange dragonfly-looking Aircranes can be spotted in the skies–critical weapons in the fight against forest fires. It all began in 1971, when Jack Erickson expanded his aerial logging experience […]

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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,...

Don and Lynn Roemer, Owners
Cascade Metal Recycling, Grants Pass

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