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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. […]

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GET REAL! SOREDI Hosts 2019 Manufacturing Summit

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to announce it will again host the Manufacturing Summit at the Table Rock Campus of Rogue Community College in White City on Friday, September 27. Registration begins at 7:30 am, with the program beginning at 8 am. The program will conclude by 2 pm, when RCC will conduct an optional tour of […]

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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 […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Naumes Family Vineyards

By SOREDI | August 20, 2019

Rooted in Southern Oregon You may not have given much thought to the pears on your kitchen counter, but the Naumes family certainly has. For three generations, the Naumes family has carefully selected the best orchards in Washington, Oregon, and California and crafted state-of-art packing and storage facilities to bring you the perfect pear. Today, […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Ausland Group

By SOREDI | August 8, 2019

World-Class Development, With Southern Oregon Roots Southern Oregonians are proud of their independent thinking and resourcefulness. For Ausland Group, that identity is an important part of the “secret sauce” that drives their rapidly growing commercial design and construction company. Ausland Group has made a long-term commitment to Southern Oregon investing in their new headquarters in […]

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SOREDI Seeks Community Input for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

By SOREDI | August 7, 2019

SOREDI is mid-way in its discovery and research phase to update its 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Southern Oregon. The community is invited to provide insights in a brief survey, accessible through the SOREDI website: In April, SOREDI hired Austin-based TIP Strategies, Inc. to create a robust and comprehensive plan for economic […]

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Exceptional Groups, Companies and One Inspiring Individual Honored by SOREDI’s Prosper Awards

By SOREDI | July 17, 2019

Three companies, one exceptional group and a particularly inspiring individual were honored at SOREDI’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held June 27 at Ashland Hills Hotel in Ashland. Each year, SOREDI recognizes companies and groups in our region that exhibit the qualities of Collaboration, Prosperity, Tenacity and Ingenuity. These are the defining characteristics that SOREDI recognizes as […]

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SOREDI Announces Grand Opening of Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites, Grants Pass – June 25, 2019

By SOREDI | June 20, 2019

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, located at 110 NE Morgan Lane (Exit 58) in Grants Pass will have a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, June 25 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This new 101-room hotel, 64,200 s/f development replaces the former Royal […]

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Spring Industry Tour Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | May 14, 2019

SOREDI members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour, which will feature a tour of Highway Products, Croman Corporation and CraterWorks MakerSpace, with a stop for lunch at The Talon Grill at Eagle Point Golf Course. This exclusive members-only event is designed to give area business leaders, elected officials and educators the opportunity to […]

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SOREDI’s June LAUNCH|Talk Panel to Cultivate Local Food & Beverage Producers

By SOREDI | May 13, 2019

Thursday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 pm, SOREDI will offer a LAUNCH|Talk featuring local experts in the development of local food and beverage products. The program will be held in the PLEXIS Healthcare Systems building on Oak Street in Ashland. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. Tickets are $10, available at Panelists, Tom […]

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