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Rob’s Retirement Open House – You’re Invited!

By Codi Spodnik | November 13, 2019

Please join us at our office to congratulate Rob Merriman on his retirement from SOREDI!  Friday, November 15 1:00 – 4:30 pm 1311 E. Barnett Rd, Suite 301, Medford We will have popcorn and cake, beverages and all kinds of fun recollections – chocolate chips are optional! The only thing we are missing is YOU! 

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Popcorn Dreams Do Come True

By Codi Spodnik | November 13, 2019

This day had to come.  And it’s bittersweet. It is a first for me and despite my selfish desire to insist on just a few more days (I already played that card and got six additional weeks!); it’s time to say farewell and happy retirement to one of our very own. This week, Community Development […]

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Has Stayed Near 4 Percent for Three Years

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 13, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September and October. The rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for an unprecedented 36 consecutive months dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5 percent in September to 3.6 percent in October.

Other measures of Oregon’s labor force also indicated a tight labor market in recent months. Fewer

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: True South Solar

By SOREDI | November 13, 2019

Imagine a brighter future: solar electricity keeping the lights on, and sustainable practices keeping Southern Oregon beautiful for generations. True South Solar, a residential and commercial solar electricity contractor, serves the Rogue Valley and dreams of seeing solar power everywhere.

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Employment Among Oregon’s Veteran’s

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 8, 2019

In 2018, the unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.8 percent, according to the Current Population Survey. Overall, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 2018. Across the U.S., veterans had a lower unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.

About 296,000 veterans lived in Oregon in 2018. More than half of veterans (162,000) were not in the labor force. This figure could be related to

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September 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | November 7, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for September 2019. The release date is November 7, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with many charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic… Continue Reading

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Free Southern Oregon Media Mixer

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

Sponsored by Southern Oregon University’s Digital Media Center, and presented by Film Southern Oregon: OMPA’s Media Mixer (aka Cameras & Cocktails) is coming back to Southern Oregon for the fourth time this year, with special guests, Tim Willimas, Executive Director of Oregon Film and David Cress, Producer of Portlandia, Documentary Now! and Shrill.  Come on […]

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Southern Oregon Favorite Named World’s Best Cheese!

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

The World’s Best Cheese? It’s Blue and Comes From Oregon Rogue Creamery, which took the top prize at the World Cheese Awards with its Rogue River Blue produced in Oregon, has seen sales and interest jump. Norway won last year. Britain won the year before that. But it was a blue cheese from the United […]

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Tourism Workforce Survey

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

In 2018, Oregon’s travel and tourism industry generated $12.3 billion in visitor spending. Visitation to the state is at an all-time high and everyone in the industry, from frontline staff to the creatives behind the state’s marketing campaigns, makes a difference in visitors’ experiences in Oregon. Travel Oregon continues to receive feedback that workforce development […]

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Community Gems: Central Point, A City of Makers

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

Central Point is one of the larger cities in Jackson County, boasting over 19,000 residents. However, the majority of this population will tell you that Central Point is a small town—partially because the businesses in the area embrace the idea of being on a first-name basis with their patrons, and cherish the support they can […]

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