Featured

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning

By Codi Spodnik | October 16, 2019

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning I have a 60-year-old giant of a friend who resides in the back yard of my childhood home. He is tall and stately. He’s weathered a few growth spurts, storms and seasons of change. My parents bought the home in 1962 and to the best of […]

Read More

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Valley Immediate Care

By SOREDI | October 15, 2019

Peace of Mind in the Heart of the Valley Valley Immediate Care, an urgent-care clinic with locations in Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in the fall of 2019. In addition to urgent-care, Valley Immediate Care also has an occupational health center and provides services in dermatology, orthopedics, and aesthetics. The […]

Read More

Community Gems: The Shady Radio

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

How many small cities have their own radio station? The answer is not many, but as of 2007, Shady Cove has been one of them. This 3,105-person city along Highway 62 proudly advertises their radio station on the sign-posts marking the city’s entrances and exits. According to city administrator, Tom Corrigan, Shady Cove’s radio is […]

Read More

GET REAL! Future Proofing Your Reality

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

There are a few seats left at MFG Summit 2019: GET REAL! Get tickets now!  If you are a local manufacturing enterprise, you will appreciate this opportunity to meet one another and to learn from the experts at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Moss Adams and OregonTech. In addition, every company will benefit from learning […]

Read More

Community Gem: Talent – A Maker City

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

Talent, Oregon: a growing city of 6,500 people that retains its small-town feel. When was the last time you took a walk through downtown Talent? Even longtime Southern Oregon residents may not have noticed the peaceful ambiance on Talent’s main street, especially during warm evenings when the trees are in bloom and the sidewalks are […]

Read More
Tekmanagement

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Tekmanagement

By SOREDI | September 19, 2019

Tech Support for Community After years of running the “corporate rat-race” down in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Christopherson was ready for a change of pace. A visit to Southern Oregon to see a friend became a pivotal moment in Scott’s future; he decided to quit his corporate job and move his family north. […]

Read More

Community Gems: Bear Creek & the Greenway

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

Bear Creek, which starts at the merging of Emigrant and Neil Creeks, and ends at the base of the Lower Table Rock, runs through the center of the Rogue Valley and was first known by Native American Tribes as Si-ku-pat, meaning ‘dirty water.’ The creek received its English name in 1851 after a group of […]

Read More

SOREDI Tops $20 Million Lent Milestone with Gap Financing Program

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

SOREDI is thrilled to report it has topped a significant milestone in its 32-year history as the region’s economic development agency, surpassing $20 million lent to expanding businesses in Southern Oregon via its Business Development Loan Fund. Since its inception SOREDI’s loan portfolio has now generated 243 loans totaling more than $20 million lent and […]

Read More

New Local Incubator / Accelerator Cohort Starting Sept 19th.

By Alex Palmer | September 12, 2019

If you are start-up or entrepreneur looking for help in scaling your company we’re starting an incubator / accelerator cohort starting SEPT 19th. This is the second time that we’ll be running this in partnership with the well proven VIP Program run by OTBC in Beaverton. But in addition to the virtual programming provided by […]

Read More

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Where’s Waldo?

By Codi Spodnik | September 4, 2019

Do you remember Where’s Waldo? There is a striking correleation between this 1987 illustrative creation and SOREDI. SOREDI’s former Executive Director Ron Fox frequently commented on how diverse the base of manufacturers in Southern Oregon has become over the last 40 years saying that “the breadth of manufacturing in our region is a mile wide, […]

Read More

Keep up with the latest news from SOREDI. Sign up with your email address to receive updates.

Next Events

Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference 2019 – Smart Communities Attendees

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 1:00 pm

Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference Sponsorship

October 24 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 1:00 pm

Applause

Tierra del Sol would not have been able to get financing for the store without SOREDI. SOREDI is an important resource in Southern Oregon that...

Heidi Phillips, Owner
Tierra del Sol, Grants Pass

Read More

Sustaining & Executive Underwriters