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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Common Denominator

By Codi Spodnik | April 17, 2019

You may be wondering what drives the initiatives we take on at SOREDI.  Initiatives like our long-standing and award-winning Industry Tours, our Southern Oregon Edge business profiles, the annual Rogue Tech Collective Tech Tour, and SOREDI Quest, were all initiated by SOREDI in the last decade. While we do love to create and implement relevant […]

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Successful eCommerce 101 – Experts Go-To Tools.

By Alex Palmer | April 16, 2019

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the LAUNCH|Talk at Urban Cork last week to learn more about Successful eCommerce 101. One of the most valuable parts of our panel discussion was all about our expert panelists’ favorite tools. We had a lot of suggestions, so for your reference here’s a detailed run down […]

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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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Community Gems: The Sasquatch Festival

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

You’ve heard of sitting on Santa’s lap, but what about Sasquatch’s? After famous Bigfoot sightings in the early 2000s, Cave Junction made national news and is to this day listed as one of the top places to conduct Bigfoot searches around the nation. Recently the 2,000-some person city, recognized as the ‘Gateway to the Oregon […]

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Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Survey

By Codi Spodnik | April 4, 2019

SOREDI has been pleased to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Governor’s Office Local Economic Opportunity Fund (LEOF) to Travel Southern Oregon, in the amount of $51,850, for the purpose of conducting this study.  The Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Study tells the story of visitors to our region, the […]

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Calling Tech Students from SOU, RCC, KCC, OIT: FREE Tour of Local Tech-Related Companies

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

SOU, RCC, OIT, KCC Students in Tech-Focused fields – SIGN UP HERE FOR THIS FREE TOUR OF COMPANIES LOOKING TO HIRE YOU: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-rogue-tech-tour-tickets-59150047384 If you are a student at SOU, RCC, OIT or KCC, we’d like to invite you to attend the Spring 2019 Tech Tour. This is a FREE opportunity for students in the […]

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Panelists Confirmed for April 10 LAUNCH|Talk including Harry & David’s Head of E-Commerce.

By Alex Palmer | April 3, 2019

Our next LAUNCH|Talk is just a week away and we’re pleased to confirm our line-up of panelists, including  Oscar Castro, the VP E-Commerce for one of Medford’s biggest and best know businesses, Harry & David. Along with Jim Teece (Project A, Ashland Homenet), Sabina King (Hempure, Taza) and Brandon Kirkland (Epicshops), join us for a […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Enterprise Zones – What’s it Worth to You? $403 Million?

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

When communities offer large cash incentives to entice a company to relocate, a lot of buzz starts up in the news. New York and Texas may come to mind. We’re a little different in Oregon. The State of Oregon does not offer cash incentives, rather, our primary incentive is property tax abatement. Only traded sector […]

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Save the Date: Rogue Adventure – SOREDI’s 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | March 27, 2019

Join us in our quest for a shared vision to make Southern Oregon the most business-friendly region on the West Coast! You will identify the hidden jewels throughout our region and compete for valuable rewards! We will share the treks we’ve taken, the obstacles we’ve overcome and expeditions we have planned for the future! Mark […]

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Rogue River: One Gem in the Crown of Southern Oregon

By Codi Spodnik | March 27, 2019

When you think of the town of  Rogue River, what immediately comes to mind as one of the city’s hidden gems?  This was the rather ambiguous question posed to city administrator, Mark Reagles, as well as former mayor, Pam Van Arsdale, and current mayor, Ryan Hess. For anyone who doesn’t know, Rogue River is a […]

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SOREDI has been instrumental in the existence of Encore Ceramics in Josephine County and our continued survival beyond the effects of the recession. SOREDI...

Barry Russell, CEO
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