Press Release

SOREDI Celebrates with New Medford Downtown CoWorking Space

By SOREDI | February 25, 2020

Medford OR – Wednesday, March 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, SOREDI’s LAUNCH|Talk will celebrate the recent opening of Medford Cowork Collective in downtown Medford. A panel of local entrepreneurs will update the community on their business growth and progress. Tickets are $10. Ticket price includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Visit to register. […]

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Kim Young Brings Depth to SOREDI as New Business Development Manager

By SOREDI | February 11, 2020

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Kim Young has joined the Business Development team at SOREDI, effective February 4, 2020. Young recently relocated to the region from La Grande, where she was the Executive Director of Greater Oregon (GO) STEM at Eastern Oregon University.  She has additional experience as […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Biomed Diagnostics

By SOREDI | February 4, 2020

Bringing the Lab to the Field from the Rogue Valley In the late 1980’s, a group of physicians on a mercy mission in rural Central America found themselves in a difficult situation. Without lab supplies or refrigeration, they had no way to isolate and identify what pathogens were causing illnesses among the people they wanted […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rentec Direct

By SOREDI | January 9, 2020

Serving Up Innovation in Southern Oregon Every day at Rentec Direct, the staff take time for a little friendly competition. Somedays it’s a foosball tournament. Or maybe corn hole. Ping-pong, anyone? Rentec Direct, a property management software company that provides online portals for both landlords and tenants, also believes in having fun. Nathan Miller, the […]

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Amy Browne Joins SOREDI as Business Development Manager

By Codi Spodnik | December 26, 2019

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Amy Browne will be joining the Business Development team at SOREDI. Amy will be on board effective January 2, 2020. Browne is a Southern Oregon Native that is passionate about community, family and helping others.  Amy brings 23 years of customer service, team […]

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SOBC 2020: Mission: One Rogue Valley

By Codi Spodnik | December 18, 2019

Join us for our 17th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference Mission: One Rogue Valley.  On Thursday, January 30, from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, SOREDI will be sharing pertinent information regarding the future of building a prosperous Southern Oregon. Recently, thanks to the financial support and participation of hundreds of stakeholders, SOREDI, enlisted the services of […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: True South Solar

By SOREDI | November 13, 2019

Imagine a brighter future: solar electricity keeping the lights on, and sustainable practices keeping Southern Oregon beautiful for generations. True South Solar, a residential and commercial solar electricity contractor, serves the Rogue Valley and dreams of seeing solar power everywhere.

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SOREDI Receives NADO 2019 Impact Award

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. based in Medford, OR has received a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the SOREDI Quest project. SOREDI Quest was a project designed to lead students in a scavenger hunt that would take them into profiles of some […]

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One Rogue Valley: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will roll-out the five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Josephine and Jackson Counties. This strategy aligns with the standards outlined by the US Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) requirements to maintain an Economic Development District (EDD). The CEDS establishes a 25-year vision with […]

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Congratulations to Game-Changing Southern Oregon Startup, MaskIt

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

This week, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) announced the winners of the 26th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, presented on October 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. The awards program is Oregon’s largest annual entrepreneurial gathering, celebrating the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. It is chronicled on social media at #oenawards. Southern Oregon startup, MaskIt […]

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SOREDI has been of value to Oregon Swiss Precision since we moved to Grants Pass to start this company in 1989. SOREDI was a source...

Michael Anderson, President
Oregon Swiss Precision, Grants Pas

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