Bend Outdoor Worx: Breakout Bootcamp 2019

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Bend Outdoor Worx presents BreakOut Bootcamp 2019 The only funding event solely focused on the outdoor product industry. BOOTCAMP EVENT Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97703 BOOTCAMP TICKETS BOW Bootcamp is a series of educational sessions to give start-up businesses the […]

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Steady College Enrollment Rate among Recent High School Grads

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | September 27, 2019

For the last 15 years, the overall share of recent high school graduates that are attending college by October of the year they graduated has been between 66 percent and 70 percent. While it might make logical sense to think that enrollment rates of recent high school graduates would depend to some degree on the business cycle, in the last couple of decades the decision to attend college

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GET REAL! Future Proofing Your Reality

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

There are a few seats left at MFG Summit 2019: GET REAL! Get tickets now!  If you are a local manufacturing enterprise, you will appreciate this opportunity to meet one another and to learn from the experts at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Moss Adams and OregonTech. In addition, every company will benefit from learning […]

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SOU Professional Development Workshops

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

SOU offers adult education courses to help working professionals find programs and resources that will push their careers to the next level. Their online and evening classroom degree programs offer flexible scheduling to allow busy professionals to participate. There are also financial aid resources and employee reimbursement programs that might be applicable. Find out more […]

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Unemployment/Employment Growth Data by County

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

State of Oregon Employment Department Data Fast Facts Dashboard, seasonally adjusted, August 2018 – August 2019 Report of Help Wanted Ads Online National vs. Statewide measures

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Community Gem: Talent – A Maker City

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

Talent, Oregon: a growing city of 6,500 people that retains its small-town feel. When was the last time you took a walk through downtown Talent? Even longtime Southern Oregon residents may not have noticed the peaceful ambiance on Talent’s main street, especially during warm evenings when the trees are in bloom and the sidewalks are […]

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August 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | September 24, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.2 percent in August 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in August included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.5%). Six counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.7 percent. Nine of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates below the statewide rate of

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July 2019 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | September 24, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for July 2019. The release date is September23, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Note: We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with our… Continue Reading

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Oregon’s Aging Principal Farm Producers

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | September 20, 2019

According to the 2017 Agricultural Census, Oregon’s farm acreage totaled about 16 million in 2017, with 37,616 farms and 67,595 producers. The age of an Oregon principal farm producer averaged 58.9 years in 2017. Wheeler County’s farm producers led the state, averaging 63.7 years of age, while Harney County’s represented the youngest, at 55.6 on average. By age group, producers ages 55 to 64 led

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Tekmanagement

By SOREDI | September 19, 2019

Tech Support for Community After years of running the “corporate rat-race” down in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Christopherson was ready for a change of pace. A visit to Southern Oregon to see a friend became a pivotal moment in Scott’s future; he decided to quit his corporate job and move his family north. […]

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