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LAUNCH|Talk: Funding Your Business

By carrie | February 8, 2019

Show me the money! We are back in Ashland for our first LAUNCH|Talk of 2019 at Plexis Healthcare Systems, 340 Oak Street, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Raising money is one of the biggest challenges every entrepreneur, start-up, and established business faces. It can be a complicated and daunting process navigating all of the various funding […]

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

By SOREDI | January 31, 2019

Speakers: Mary Hebert, Senior VP, North America Business Development, WAVTEQ Topic: High Touch Communities Attract High Tech Companies & Workforce Tim Duy, University of Oregon Dept. of Economics Topic: High Value Economic Forecast John Darrow, Senior Principle Engineer, Amazon.com Topic: High Intensity Trends from Inside Amazon Rob O’Neill and Dan Lapour, Moss Adams Portland Topic: […]

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Employer-Provided Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 17, 2019

Three-fourths (76%) of Oregon’s private employers offered one or more health, retirement, leave, pay, or other benefits to employees in June 2018. More than half (59%) of all employers offered health benefits, while 51 percent offered retirement benefits. This findings come from a survey of more than 12,000 private employers conducted by the Employment Department, and summarized in the new report

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SOREDI Offers Targeted Economic Forecast and Critical Tax Law Changes for 2019 at Southern Oregon Business Conference

By SOREDI | January 17, 2019

In a year that promises to be tumultuous in terms of domestic politics and international policies, Tim Duy returns to offer an Economic Forecast and indicators targeting Southern Oregon. Sponsored by KeyBank, Duy is the Senior Director of the Oregon Economic Forum and author of the University of Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators and Economic Indicators […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Jeweled Crown is Southern Oregon!

By Codi Spodnik | January 16, 2019

If you’ve been engaged with SOREDI lately, you might have heard us refer to our jeweled crown.  Don’t worry, we aren’t actually wearing one. That jeweled crown is Southern Oregon itself and every community from Butte Falls to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Shady Cove, is an amazing gem in the jeweled crown. Our crown would […]

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LAUNCH|Focus – The Importance of CoWorking Spaces

By Codi Spodnik | January 16, 2019

In recent years we’ve seen huge growth in co-working business in major metropolitan areas with brands like We Work and others expanding rapidly. It’s a market segment that’s fueled by several workplace/economic trends that are currently growing at the pace of 200% a year over the last 5 years! First, we’re seeing a rise in […]

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.1 Percent in December

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 15, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been close to 4 percent for the past two years. The U.S. unemployment rate also edged up two-tenths of a percentage point, to 3.9 percent in December from 3.7 percent in November.

In December, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 300 jobs, following a revised gain of

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October 2018 Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | January 11, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for October 2018. The release date is today January 11, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Notice Regarding Government Shutdown: The partial government shutdown has… Continue Reading

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Thoughts on Proclamations

By Codi Spodnik | January 9, 2019

What is a Proclamation, exactly? I had not given much weight or credence to the word proclamation before. Webster says it’s “a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance.” Of great importance. We may all have something of great importance to announce at some time or another; a promotion, […]

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Business Oregon Offers $100,000 Grant Opportunity

By Codi Spodnik | January 8, 2019

Business Oregon is offering an enhanced Phase 0 Grant and calling for proposals by Friday, February 1, 2019. Grants of up to $100,000 will be provided to Oregon companies commercializing promising science and research that aligns with Oregon InC’s targeted industry sectors: active lifestyle, advanced manufacturing, natural resources, life science applications, advanced materials, and clean […]

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Next Events

SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LAUNCH|Talk: Funding Your Business

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Tierra del Sol would not have been able to get financing for the store without SOREDI. SOREDI is an important resource in Southern Oregon that...

Heidi Phillips, Owner
Tierra del Sol, Grants Pass

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