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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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SOREDI Hosts Manufacturing Summit Featuring the Bald Futurist, Steve Brown

By SOREDI | August 9, 2018

SOREDI will hold the 2018 Southern Oregon Manufacturing Summit from 8 am – 1:30 pm on Friday, October 5 at the RCC Table Rock Campus in White City. This year, the summit will feature Steve Brown, the Bald Futurist. Early bird tickets are available through September 7: SOREDI Members $35/Non-Members $45. After September 7, prices […]

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SOREDI Members Invited on a September Tour of Medford’s Modern Historic Businesses

By SOREDI | August 3, 2018

Guests will enjoy lunch at Grape Street Grill. While touring these interesting locations, participants often learn about hidden employment opportunities and have the ability to network with other SOREDI members. The tour begins at 8:00 am at People’s Bank, 1311 E. Barnett Road in Medford. Owned by California Oregon Broadcasting Inc. (COBi), KOBI and KOTI/Channel […]

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SOREDI Honors Four Companies and One Inspirational Individual with 2018 PROSPER Awards

By SOREDI | July 5, 2018

Medford, Oregon – At the 2018 Annual Meeting, held June 29 at the Hellgate River Lodge (formerly OK Corral), SOREDI recognized four companies and one individual with awards for their exceptional qualities. Each year, SOREDI recognizes four companies in our region that exhibit the qualities of Collaboration, Prosperity, Tenacity and Ingenuity. These are the defining […]

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SOREDI provided the necessary gap financing that made our project work. Everything came together in short order allowing us to expand our facility and capacities,...

Don and Lynn Roemer, Owners
Cascade Metal Recycling, Grants Pass

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