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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Oregon Employment Forecast: Solid Fundamentals, More Uncertainty

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 5, 2019

The U.S. economic expansion turned 10 years old this summer, making it the longest expansion in recorded history. Locally, Oregon continues to add jobs and our unemployment rate remains at or near record lows. In addition, incomes are rising and initial claims for unemployment insurance (a measure of layoffs) are down. All told, the state’s economy continues to hit the sweet spot. How long will

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Most Oregon Counties Saw Real Wage Growth from 2008 to 2018

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 1, 2019

Most of Oregon’s counties had an increase in inflation-adjusted average wages from 2008 to 2018. Overall, the average wage for the entire state increased by $6,026 over those 10 years after adjusting for inflation.

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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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Free Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

Join us, along with Axiom InfoSec and LIFELINE to learn the simple steps that you can take to prevent the top 5 cybersecurity breaches that are happening today! • Are you aware of today’s Cybersecurity risks, but don’t know where to start? You’ll received a simple roadmap, that you can follow immediately. • Does your […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Together We Accomplish More

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

Don’t you just love a good cliché? They turn up at just the opportune moment for conversation filler, usually falling flat and well,… as the definition goes, betraying a lack of original thought.  Or how about those irresistible motivational posters. For example, “TEAM: Together Everyone Accomplishes More.” In the last seven days, SOREDI has received […]

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Halloween Fun Facts

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween! We’re treating you with some fun facts related to Halloween festivities.

The 2018 population of Oregonians under age 15 potentially in search of candy asking "trick or treat?"

The number of households statewide (2018) that children might pass by and/or visit while trick-or-treating

The number of confectionery and nut stores in Oregon that sold candy and

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August 2019 Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | October 28, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for August 2019. The release date is October 28, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Click here to access full report, with charts! Oregon… Continue Reading

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The Mental Health Industry – Open Hearted Folks Helping Minds in Need

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 25, 2019

In recent years, society has been learning that mental health can be just as important as physical health. Oregon has joined in this trend, evidenced by the strong growth in mental health care workers around the state. Hospitals, clinics, and residential facilities employ thousands of trained mental health workers to help people get better. These jobs often pay better than average wages, but they

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Nine Southern Oregon Non-Profits Recognized in Oregon Business’ Best 100

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

Congratulations to 11 Non-Profits located in Southern Oregon, for being recognized by Oregon Business Magazine in the Best 100 Non-Profits to Work For in 2019. Join us in celebrating these vital employers and resource providers in our Southern Oregon Community: CASA of Jackson & Josephine Counties College Dreams Consumer Credit Counseling of Southern Oregon Creative […]

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