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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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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 […]

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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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