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Kathy Trautman Joins SOREDI as New Business Development Loan Manager

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Kathy Trautman Joins SOREDI as New Business Development Loan Manager Alex Pawlowski to Retire June 26 Medford, OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Kathy Trautman has joined SOREDI as the new Business Development Loan Manager, replacing Alex Pawlowski who will retire on June 26, after 5 years […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: SOTAR

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Rollin’ On The River You can’t whitewater raft down any American river that hasn’t been already explored by an adventurer in their SOTAR. In fact, SOTAR inflatable boat owners are navigating rivers and bodies of water all over the world with their rafts, catarafts, and kayaks; built to withstand the roughest water. It’s understandable why […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Hellgate Jetboats & Katanacraft

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Adventures in Manufacturing Everyone who climbs aboard a Hellgate Jetboat in Grants Pass, Oregon, knows they’re about to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that includes magnificent scenery in hydro-jet powered boats skimming along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River down through Hellgate Canyon. But what’s not quite as obvious is that the super sleek and highly […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Wilderness

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

A River of Fun Rogue Wilderness Adventures offers outdoor enthusiasts a wide choice of energizing excursions – from half-day rafting trips to a four-day raft-supported hike along the Rogue River with hearty meals and overnights at comfortable riverfront lodges. “Tourism is exploding in Southern Oregon,” says Brad Niva, who purchased Rogue Wilderness Adventures 10 years […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Joma Films

By SOREDI | April 29, 2015

Filmmaking, Southern Oregon Style ASHLAND, OR – Not every filmmaking couple would trade their successful careers in Southern California for seemingly riskier options in Southern Oregon, but it made sense for entrepreneurs Gary and Anne Lundgren. For ten years they had traveled north of the California border on filming projects – while living and working […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Creamery

By SOREDI | April 29, 2015

Handmade Locally. Celebrated Globally. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Meet Matilda and Charlie, two of the most hard-working members of the Rogue Creamery operation. They are intelligent, dependable, and technically efficient. They are continuously productive, but never get tired. Okay, Matilda and Charlie may need a little maintenance from time to time, but that’s because they’re […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Oregon Swiss Precision

By SOREDI | February 27, 2015

GRANTS PASS, OR- Sparkling steel, aluminum and exotic copper screws and fasteners are displayed in precise rows around the reception room at Oregon Swiss Precision. As a busy manufacturer for the West Coast aerospace industry, their company greeter Sensei, a silly and gorgeous lab-collie mutt, arrives out front quickly, wagging her tail to make sure […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Valley Microdevices

By SOREDI | January 29, 2015

Accomplishing Greatness In the early 2000’s, Jessica Gomez and her husband, Patrick Kayatta, made history when they became Medford’s first microelectronics manufacturing company. Today, Rogue Valley Microdevices is not only a local model for successful business development with 300 percent growth, they have also earned a reputation as a global industry leader. Jessica and Patrick […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Carestream

By SOREDI | January 26, 2015

Each day, nearly 300 people converge in a White City, Oregon, facility to create new technology, engage in lean manufacturing, and serve a global customer base that spans more than 170 countries. And while it’s true that the city – just north of Medford – is small and relatively unknown, its owners, leaders, and workforce […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Coding Zeal

By SOREDI | January 26, 2015

Ask Adam Cuppy, Trever Yarrish, and Sean Culver why they are building a coding company in Southern Oregon and they respond with, “Why not?” Then, inquire about their firm’s 1,400 percent growth in just over two years and they smile and say, “Great, right?” The Medford-based company, Coding ZEAL, is a global web and mobile […]

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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...

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