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Bend Outdoor Worx: Breakout Bootcamp 2019

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Bend Outdoor Worx presents BreakOut Bootcamp 2019 The only funding event solely focused on the outdoor product industry. BOOTCAMP EVENT Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97703 BOOTCAMP TICKETS BOW Bootcamp is a series of educational sessions to give start-up businesses the […]

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GET REAL! Future Proofing Your Reality

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

There are a few seats left at MFG Summit 2019: GET REAL! Get tickets now!  If you are a local manufacturing enterprise, you will appreciate this opportunity to meet one another and to learn from the experts at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Moss Adams and OregonTech. In addition, every company will benefit from learning […]

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SOU Professional Development Workshops

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

SOU offers adult education courses to help working professionals find programs and resources that will push their careers to the next level. Their online and evening classroom degree programs offer flexible scheduling to allow busy professionals to participate. There are also financial aid resources and employee reimbursement programs that might be applicable. Find out more […]

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Community Gem: Talent – A Maker City

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

Talent, Oregon: a growing city of 6,500 people that retains its small-town feel. When was the last time you took a walk through downtown Talent? Even longtime Southern Oregon residents may not have noticed the peaceful ambiance on Talent’s main street, especially during warm evenings when the trees are in bloom and the sidewalks are […]

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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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Community Gems: Bear Creek & the Greenway

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

Bear Creek, which starts at the merging of Emigrant and Neil Creeks, and ends at the base of the Lower Table Rock, runs through the center of the Rogue Valley and was first known by Native American Tribes as Si-ku-pat, meaning ‘dirty water.’ The creek received its English name in 1851 after a group 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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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Yogi’s Milestone

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

There is a quiet and gentle giant thoughtfully working on behalf of SOREDI – but for the benefit of Southern Oregon businesses – hanging out most days in our northeast corner office with a clear view of the park. His name is Yogi. He responds heartily to lunch opportunities and loves a good doughnut. With […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Where’s Waldo?

By Codi Spodnik | September 4, 2019

Do you remember Where’s Waldo? There is a striking correleation between this 1987 illustrative creation and SOREDI. SOREDI’s former Executive Director Ron Fox frequently commented on how diverse the base of manufacturers in Southern Oregon has become over the last 40 years saying that “the breadth of manufacturing in our region is a mile wide, […]

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Regional Strategy Rollout & Lunch

By Codi Spodnik | September 4, 2019

The November rollout of our regional economic development strategy will be the first opportunity for the public to see the extensive data and targeted recommendations forged through a six month process that included TIP Strategies, SOREDI, and Steering and Advisory Committees consisting of business leaders and elected officials from both Jackson and Josephine Counties. The […]

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Without SOREDI and its assistance with enterprise zone benefits and expansion financing, we would not have been able to relocate our factory from Seaside, California...

Belinda Marzi, Vice President
Marzi Sinks, Grants Pass

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