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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

By SOREDI | January 31, 2019

Register by Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 and be entered into a drawing to a prize worth $550! This package includes dinner at The Talon Grill, a round of Golf at Eagle Point Golf Club and an overnight stay at The Resort at Eagle Point, courtesy of Eagle Point Golf Club!  Speakers: Mary Hebert, Senior VP, North America […]

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SOREDI Industry Tour Jackson County Businesses (Members Only) Save The Date!

By SOREDI | December 14, 2018

Save the Date! Friday December 14th!  SOREDI Industry Tour of  Jackson County Businesses ~ Get on-board! We will meet at SOREDI’s office located in the People’s Bank building at 8:00AM for networking, a light snack and a cup of coffee.  1311 E Barnett Road 3rd floor The bus leaves at 8:15 and returns by 3:15PM Confirmed Tour Stops: Timber […]

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Oregon Christmas Trees Create Jobs During the Holiday Season

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 14, 2018

Oregon is the number one Christmas tree producing state in the nation, according to data from the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, with roughly $90 million in wholesale sales and 5.2 million trees harvested in 2016. Most of the harvested trees are either Douglas fir (32%) or Noble fir (54%). This year, the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, an 82-foot-tall noble fir, came from Oregon’s

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Oregon Christmas Trees Create Jobs During the Holiday Season

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 14, 2018

Oregon is the number one Christmas tree producing state in the nation, according to data from the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, with roughly $90 million in wholesale sales and 5.2 million trees harvested in 2016. Most of the harvested trees are either Douglas fir (32%) or Noble fir (54%). This year, the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, an 82-foot-tall noble fir, came from Oregon’s

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Oregon’s Forest Sector

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 13, 2018

Forest sector-related employment in Oregon totaled 61,100 in 2017, which accounted for 3 percent of Oregon’s workforce. Forest-related jobs paid relatively well, with an annual average wage of $54,200, roughly 6 percent more than $51,100 for all jobs covered by unemployment insurance in 2017.

Oregon’s forest sector falls into five major categories: primary forest products; secondary forest

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LAUNCH Focus – What Does A Venture Catalyst Do Anyway?!

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2018

Welcome to the first in a regular weekly article by Venture Catalyst, Alex Palmer, focused on SOREDI’s LAUNCH initiative. Alex will provide useful tips/ content/ stories/knowledge to help entrepreneurs, start-ups or anyone running a company in Southern Oregon. Starting close to home, you may wonder what a Venture Catalyst does anyway, so here goes. First […]

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Local Employer Hiring Immediately

By Codi Spodnik | December 7, 2018

At SOREDI, we strive to do whatever it takes to assist companies in Jackson and Josephine County to add jobs to our economy. One of the ways that we do this is by raising awareness of good jobs that are available locally. We’d like to keep our best workers here in Southern Oregon, and to […]

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SOREDI Gifts of the Season Open House

By carrie | December 7, 2018

Join us as we celebrate numerous business gifts of the season on Thursday, December 6. We are in our new home now, co-located with People’s Bank – also one of our many gifts of the season! Complimentary beer, wine, hors–d’oeuvres, gifts, and good fellowship! No registration necessary. 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Please watch our Christmas […]

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Oregon Statewide Indicators October 2018

By Tim Duy | December 6, 2018

Below is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for October 2018. The release date is December 6, 2018. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with expanded charts) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic… Continue Reading

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Members: Please Submit Your News Stories

By Codi Spodnik | December 5, 2018

It’s a little-known benefit of SOREDI Membership that SOREDI members are invited to submit their own announcements and events to be shared via the SOREDI Newsletter and Facebook page. We want to hear about your successes and share in your celebrations! Have you made any new hires? Are you expanding your business? Moving? Have you […]

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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SOREDI is an invaluable asset in Southern Oregon. Without SOREDI, First Call Resolution would not have located in Grants Pass and currently employ 200 people...

John Stadter, President
First Call Resolution, Grants Pass

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