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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Common Denominator

By Codi Spodnik | April 17, 2019

You may be wondering what drives the initiatives we take on at SOREDI.  Initiatives like our long-standing and award-winning Industry Tours, our Southern Oregon Edge business profiles, the annual Rogue Tech Collective Tech Tour, and SOREDI Quest, were all initiated by SOREDI in the last decade. While we do love to create and implement relevant […]

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SOREDI QUEST FINALE

By SOREDI | April 17, 2019

On Friday, April 19, SOREDI will hold a gala Finale event for its initiative known as SOREDI Quest. Designed as a way to educate local high school students about potential careers that exist among the many world-class employers in Southern Oregon, Quest was an online scavenger hunt that used clues and questions to lead students […]

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Community Gems: The Sasquatch Festival

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

You’ve heard of sitting on Santa’s lap, but what about Sasquatch’s? After famous Bigfoot sightings in the early 2000s, Cave Junction made national news and is to this day listed as one of the top places to conduct Bigfoot searches around the nation. Recently the 2,000-some person city, recognized as the ‘Gateway to the Oregon […]

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Member News: You’re Invited to KDP LLP’s New Offices

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 6th. This Grand Opening will include live music by the Danielle Kelly Band, appetizers, specialty cocktails, a ribbon cutting ceremony  and a tour of the new building. Please join us in congratulating one of our SOREDI Members!

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Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Survey

By Codi Spodnik | April 4, 2019

SOREDI has been pleased to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Governor’s Office Local Economic Opportunity Fund (LEOF) to Travel Southern Oregon, in the amount of $51,850, for the purpose of conducting this study.  The Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Study tells the story of visitors to our region, the […]

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Rogue Tech Tour Coming to Grants Pass, Hosted by SOREDI and Partners

By SOREDI | April 4, 2019

On Friday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, students from Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College will join students from Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University for an informative day of meetings with local technology-savvy companies in Grants Pass. Hosts, SOREDI, Rogue Workforce Partnership, and the Rogue Tech Collective are […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Enterprise Zones – What’s it Worth to You? $403 Million?

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

When communities offer large cash incentives to entice a company to relocate, a lot of buzz starts up in the news. New York and Texas may come to mind. We’re a little different in Oregon. The State of Oregon does not offer cash incentives, rather, our primary incentive is property tax abatement. Only traded sector […]

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Save the Date: Rogue Adventure – SOREDI’s 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | March 27, 2019

Join us in our quest for a shared vision to make Southern Oregon the most business-friendly region on the West Coast! You will identify the hidden jewels throughout our region and compete for valuable rewards! We will share the treks we’ve taken, the obstacles we’ve overcome and expeditions we have planned for the future! Mark […]

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Rogue River: One Gem in the Crown of Southern Oregon

By Codi Spodnik | March 27, 2019

When you think of the town of  Rogue River, what immediately comes to mind as one of the city’s hidden gems?  This was the rather ambiguous question posed to city administrator, Mark Reagles, as well as former mayor, Pam Van Arsdale, and current mayor, Ryan Hess. For anyone who doesn’t know, Rogue River is a […]

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Buying a business as a route to entrepreneurship?

By Alex Palmer | March 21, 2019

This article from Oregon Business got me thinking… on the one hand the number of baby boomers potentially looking to sell businesses could be seen as a problem (hence the very useful suggestions in the article aimed at those boomers looking to sell). But with every problem comes opportunity for anyone else looking to buy […]

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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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