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RCC SBDC: Marketing & Customer Service Classes Available

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

There’s still time to register for marketing and customer service classes to increase your business success. Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business This class covers a broad spectrum of marketing topics; from branding to social media, creating effective business plans to identify your target client. You will leave with thought-provoking concepts and real-world solutions to marketing […]

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Community Gems: The Shady Radio

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

How many small cities have their own radio station? The answer is not many, but as of 2007, Shady Cove has been one of them. This 3,105-person city along Highway 62 proudly advertises their radio station on the sign-posts marking the city’s entrances and exits. According to city administrator, Tom Corrigan, Shady Cove’s radio is […]

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Help Wanted in Oregon: Employers Report 62,800 Vacancies in Summer

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

Hiring demand remained strong in Oregon this summer. Private employers reported 62,800 job vacancies, essentially unchanged (-1%) from the 63,500 job openings reported during summer 2018. The labor market also remained tight. For both Oregon and the U.S., the ratio of unemployed persons to job openings has been 1-to-1 for three consecutive summers.

Here are a few more highlights about Oregon’s

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Oregon’s Per Capita Personal Income Ranked 25th Highest in 2018

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 4, 2019

Oregon’s total personal income ranked 26th in the nation in 2018, one spot below the 2017 rank. Data on personal income comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis – a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

State personal income captures total income within a state and is the sum of three main components: net earnings (wages, salaries, employer contributions); personal current transfer

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August 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | October 4, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for August 2019. The release date is October 4, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank. Link to full report (with charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity… Continue Reading

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In Celebration of Manufacturing Day: Manufacturing in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 2, 2019

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, here are some facts about manufacturing in Oregon.

In August 2019, 205,200 people were employed in Oregon’s manufacturing sector, making up more than 10 percent of Oregon’s total nonfarm employment.

Nearly one out of five (19.4%) of Oregon’s manufacturing workers in 2018 worked in computer and electronic product manufacturing. The next largest detailed

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Job Opening: Rogue Innovation Hub Director

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

If you know of anyone that would like to direct a center that provides STEM / CTE experiences to youth, industry partnering for hands on workforce training, and also provides Makerspace access to entrepreneurs and makers in our area please let them know that RCC’s Rogue Innovation Hub is seeking a new Director. Click here […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: To Recruit or Not Recruit

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Predictably, we are frequently asked if we can share new companies or industries we are pursuing to bring to the area. Courting companies that are interested in Southern Oregon – and are a good fit for our region – has been a core function of SOREDI since we were established in 1987. In fact, it […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions

October LAUNCH|Talk: M&A 101 – Buying and Selling a Business

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

When: Wednesday, October 9: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Where: Urban Cork, Downtown Medford Tickets: $10  Every entrepreneur needs to know understand the buying and selling of businesses. Knowing the basics of Mergers and Acquisitions is a critical part of exiting a business through a successful sale, purchasing an existing business or adding partners to a […]

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Podcast: How to Raise Money From a Venture Investor

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Venture Capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz offers a helpful episode on their podcast, a16z, How to Raise Money From a Venture Investor. Enjoy! 

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SOREDI provides essential expertise and resources to help attract companies to Southern Oregon. Their support allowed Fire Mountain Gems to transition from the Illinois Valley...

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