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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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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Timber Products Company

By SOREDI | September 13, 2018

From Seed to Finish Timber Products Company, a fourth-generation, family-owned organization embodies the values of environmental stewardship, manufacturing excellence, and customer partnerships. With manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Timber Products began operations in Southern Oregon in 1967. Hardwood plywood, softwood plywood, particle board, decorative overlays and trucking operations represent five Timber Products divisions and 850 employees who call Southern Oregon home, with […]

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SOREDI Co-locates with People’s Bank

By SOREDI | August 29, 2018

Collaborative Partnership Bolsters Economic Development Efforts Medford OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that it will co-locate with People’s Bank, effective September 1, 2018, to the third floor of their 1311 East Barnett Road branch location in Medford. Peoples’ Bank of Commerce CEO Ken Trautman and SOREDI Executive […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: InfoStructure

By SOREDI | August 16, 2018

In 1994, InfoStructure began as the vision of local Southern Oregon University students. Founded as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), InfoStructure was later acquired by Prime-Time Ventures, LLC in 2003.

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SOREDI Hosts Dinner with Mayors and Leaders to Promote Regional Unity and Collaboration

By SOREDI | August 10, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) successfully held its first biannual Crown Dinner on August 3, 2018 at the Eagle Point Golf with the region’s highest elected officials attending, representing 14 of 15 Southern Oregon jurisdictions.  The next Crown Dinner is already scheduled for March 1, 2019 at Climate City Brewing in Grants Pass. […]

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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I have never seen so many people so eager to lend a hand in our transition to Southern Oregon. Everyone has been extremely helpful –...

John Brinkert Jr., Vice President
Custom Door Parts, White City

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