Rogue Valley Precast Casts Its Net, Finds Its Catch In Southern Oregon

By SOREDI | April 11, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to announce that Rogue Valley Precast, a subsidiary of Columbia Precast (Woodland, WA) will open a new plant in June, 2019 in White City. Specializing in manholes, catch basins, box culverts, vaults and custom designs, Rogue Valley Precast produces solutions for roads, parking lots, tunnels and trenches that save contractors time and […]

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Community Gems: The Sasquatch Festival

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

You’ve heard of sitting on Santa’s lap, but what about Sasquatch’s? After famous Bigfoot sightings in the early 2000s, Cave Junction made national news and is to this day listed as one of the top places to conduct Bigfoot searches around the nation. Recently the 2,000-some person city, recognized as the ‘Gateway to the Oregon […]

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Member News: You’re Invited to KDP LLP’s New Offices

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 6th. This Grand Opening will include live music by the Danielle Kelly Band, appetizers, specialty cocktails, a ribbon cutting ceremony  and a tour of the new building. Please join us in congratulating one of our SOREDI Members!

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January 2019 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | April 9, 2019

Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for January 2019. The release date is April 10, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Strong employment gains boosted regional measures in the first… Continue Reading

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Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Survey

By Codi Spodnik | April 4, 2019

SOREDI has been pleased to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Governor’s Office Local Economic Opportunity Fund (LEOF) to Travel Southern Oregon, in the amount of $51,850, for the purpose of conducting this study.  The Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Study tells the story of visitors to our region, the […]

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Rogue Tech Tour Coming to Grants Pass, Hosted by SOREDI and Partners

By SOREDI | April 4, 2019

On Friday, April 12, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, students from Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College will join students from Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University for an informative day of meetings with local technology-savvy companies in Grants Pass. Hosts, SOREDI, Rogue Workforce Partnership, and the Rogue Tech Collective are […]

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Calling Tech Students from SOU, RCC, KCC, OIT: FREE Tour of Local Tech-Related Companies

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

SOU, RCC, OIT, KCC Students in Tech-Focused fields – SIGN UP HERE FOR THIS FREE TOUR OF COMPANIES LOOKING TO HIRE YOU: If you are a student at SOU, RCC, OIT or KCC, we’d like to invite you to attend the Spring 2019 Tech Tour. This is a FREE opportunity for students in the […]

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Panelists Confirmed for April 10 LAUNCH|Talk including Harry & David’s Head of E-Commerce.

By Alex Palmer | April 3, 2019

Our next LAUNCH|Talk is just a week away and we’re pleased to confirm our line-up of panelists, including  Oscar Castro, the VP E-Commerce for one of Medford’s biggest and best know businesses, Harry & David. Along with Jim Teece (Project A, Ashland Homenet), Sabina King (Hempure, Taza) and Brandon Kirkland (Epicshops), join us for a […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Enterprise Zones – What’s it Worth to You? $403 Million?

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

When communities offer large cash incentives to entice a company to relocate, a lot of buzz starts up in the news. New York and Texas may come to mind. We’re a little different in Oregon. The State of Oregon does not offer cash incentives, rather, our primary incentive is property tax abatement. Only traded sector […]

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Save the Date: Rogue Adventure – SOREDI’s 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | March 27, 2019

Join us in our quest for a shared vision to make Southern Oregon the most business-friendly region on the West Coast! You will identify the hidden jewels throughout our region and compete for valuable rewards! We will share the treks we’ve taken, the obstacles we’ve overcome and expeditions we have planned for the future! Mark […]

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SOREDI provided the necessary gap financing that made our project work. Everything came together in short order allowing us to expand our facility and capacities,...

Don and Lynn Roemer, Owners
Cascade Metal Recycling, Grants Pass

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