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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference Exhibitor

By carrie | March 22, 2019

Cost effective opportunity to share more about your company, gain potential new customers, and network with more than 200 expected attendees. Deadline to register is 9-10-19.

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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference Sponsorship

By carrie | March 22, 2019
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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference 2019 – Smart Communities

By carrie | March 22, 2019

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the country to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications. The 2019 conference presenters and attendees will be exploring Smart Communities: strategies, applications, enabling technologies and Oregon initiatives. Topics include smart cities, Internet of Things, new developing technologies, and smart solutions for rural cities. […]

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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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Oregon’s Job Growth 16th Fastest Among the States

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 21, 2019

Oregon had the 16th fastest job growth among the states from January 2018 to January 2019. Adding 29,500 jobs for a growth rate of 1.5 percent, Oregon’s respectable job growth was slower than first ranked Nevada (+3.9%), and neighboring Washington (+2.5%) and Idaho (+2.4%). California ranked 17th with a growth rate of 1.4 percent. Oregon’s job growth rate last year was slightly slower than the

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Get Ready For PitchFest on July 11th.

By Alex Palmer | March 20, 2019

SOREDI, in partnership with the OTBC Virtual Incubator Program launches PitchFest, which sees the return of an annual Pitch contest to Southern Oregon this July. Forming a key part of the LAUNCH program of events and initiatives aimed at building the regional entrepreneurial eco-system, PitchFest has been designed to provide a platform for entrepreneurs, inventors […]

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The Ground Floor Podcast on JPR: What’s On Your Menu?

By Alex Palmer | March 20, 2019

Would you like to hear about today’s specials?  By the time you get that question, you’ve got a restaurant menu in your hands.  And a Rogue Valley company makes sure the menus have an impact on a customer. Jim Williams is the CEO of Ashland-based Must Have Menus; he is the guest on this month’s edition […]

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LAUNCH|Talk: Successful E-Commerce 101

By Codi Spodnik | March 20, 2019

Join our panel to discuss everything about building a dedicated e-commerce business, from adding an e-commerce component to a traditional brick and mortar business to building a successful side hustle on Amazon. As part of our LAUNCH Southern Oregon initiative, LAUNCH|Talks are a regular series of events aimed at providing inspiration, networking and knowledge-sharing for […]

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BRR Committee Meetings – Invitation Only

By Codi Spodnik | March 19, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to refresh the Business Recruitment and Retention  (BRR) Committeeafter a short hiatus to refocus its purpose and rebuild the committee. The BRR Committeeadvises SOREDI on strategies for relevant and effective recruitment and local outreach strategies. This committee has assisted SOREDI for many years with site consultant familiarization tours, the Southern Oregon Edge Profiles initiative, outreach calls, annual Prosper […]

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate 4.4% in February

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 19, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in February and 4.3 percent in January. Oregon’s unemployment rate has ranged between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent since November 2016, with the low of 4.0 percent occurring in May, June, and July 2018. The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent in February from 4.0 percent in January.

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in

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Next Events

BRR Committee Meetings – Invitation Only

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

LAUNCH|Talk: Successful E-Commerce 101

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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I have never seen so many people so eager to lend a hand in our transition to Southern Oregon. Everyone has been extremely helpful –...

John Brinkert Jr., Vice President
Custom Door Parts, White City

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