August LAUNCH|Talk: All Your Legal Questions Answered

By Codi Spodnik | May 16, 2019

Every entrepreneur faces legal questions at some point. • What company structure is right for my business? • How do I file for a patent or trademark to protect my brand or invention? • How do I handle the legal aspects of investment or debt financing? Join our expert panel at the Hivve in Grants […]

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Migration Patterns in the Past Five Years

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | May 16, 2019

Oregon is an in-migration state. For many years, more people have moved into Oregon each year than have moved out of the state. This population growth fuels the expansion of our cities and brings new brain power to foster the economic engine of Oregon’s future. Workers in some occupational groups are more likely to move than others. Where do these in-migrants come from? And when Oregonians leave,

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Oregon Adds 3,300 Jobs in April

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | May 14, 2019

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose 3,300 in April, following a gain of 6,500 jobs in March.
Monthly gains were strongest in health care and social assistance and in leisure and hospitality,
which each added 1,000 jobs. Several other major industries added at least 500 jobs: manufacturing
(+700 jobs), government (+600), and construction (+500). Only one major industry shed a

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Spring Industry Tour Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | May 14, 2019

SOREDI members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour, which will feature a tour of Highway Products, Croman Corporation and CraterWorks MakerSpace, with a stop for lunch at The Talon Grill at Eagle Point Golf Course. This exclusive members-only event is designed to give area business leaders, elected officials and educators the opportunity to […]

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SOREDI’s June LAUNCH|Talk Panel to Cultivate Local Food & Beverage Producers

By SOREDI | May 13, 2019

Thursday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 pm, SOREDI will offer a LAUNCH|Talk featuring local experts in the development of local food and beverage products. The program will be held in the PLEXIS Healthcare Systems building on Oak Street in Ashland. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. Tickets are $10, available at Panelists, Tom […]

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June 6 LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

We are back at PLEXIS in Ashland with a LAUNCH|Talk aimed squarely at food & beverage entrepreneurs! Join our expert panel to learn how to grow a successful food & beverage business, how to scale beyond the Farmers’ Market, develop a national brand and break into major retail distribution. Get your tickets now and please […]

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Members Only: Sign up for the May 30 Industry Tour

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

  Our Industry Tour on Friday, May 30 will include stops at Highway Products and Croman Corporation. We will get on the bus at 8:00 am and return you to your car by 2:30 pm. Highway Products is home to the toughest truck accessories on earth! If you’ve ever wondered how some of the toughest […]

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Community Gems: Boatnik

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

  Every year, the residents of Josephine and Jackson Counties look forward to one of Grants Pass’s most famous community events: Boatnik. 2019 marks the sixtieth year of this famous Memorial Day Weekend event, and with no entrance admission, thousands of locals and visitors from across the country will migrate to the city of Grant […]

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Enrollment at Oregon’s Public Universities

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | May 6, 2019

Enrollment in higher education is largely counter-cyclical. Enrollment tends to soar during periods of recession and drop during expansions. Nationally, and here in Oregon, we are in the midst of a historically long economic expansion with many economists agreeing we are at or near “full employment.” Based on where we are in the business cycle we would expect to see enrollment down as employment

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March 2019 Oregon Statewide Indicators and 2019 Oregon Economic Forum in Salem

By Tim Duy | May 2, 2019

Announcing this year’s Willamette Valley Oregon Economic Forum in Salem!       University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for March 2019 Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with expanded charts!) here. The Oregon… Continue Reading

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Next Events

Industry Tour: Members Only

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

June LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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