2016 Oregon Economic Forum

By Tim Duy | July 4, 2016

What’s Next After the Election? Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Portland Art Museum Doors open at 7am for breakfast Registration coming soon! Join us for the 13th Annual Oregon Economic Forum where we will explore the aftermath of another brutal election cycle and what it means for the economy. We have invited a special guest, Stan […]

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May 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | July 4, 2016

The May 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Oregon continues to grow at a pace similar to that of prior expansions. Highlights of this month’s report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity slipped to 0.62, […]

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Fourth of July: Stars & Stripes and Fireworks

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | July 1, 2016

Oregoniansacross the state will be celebrating the 240th anniversary of ournation’s Declaration of Independence with barbeques featuring Oregon-grownfare, pies made from Oregon cherries, and fireworks as permitted under Oregon Revised Statutes 480.110through 480.165. They willalso enjoy displays created by Oregon’s professional pyrotechnic companies.FireworksThe U.S. Census Bureau Click here to read more on the Oregon Workforce […]

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SOREDI Honors Locals with PROSPER Awards

By SOREDI | June 30, 2016

Medford, Oregon – At the 2016 Annual Meeting, held June 29 at the Ashland Hills Inn, SOREDI recognized four companies and one individual with awards for their exceptional qualities. Each year, SOREDI recognizes four companies in our region that exhibit the qualities of Collaboration, Prosperity, Tenacity and Ingenuity. These are the defining characteristics that SOREDI […]

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Ashland Company Closes on Seed Capital of $395,000 from Local Angels

By SOREDI | June 29, 2016

Medford, Oregon – On Friday, June 24, 2016, the Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network (SOAIN) closed on a $395,000 investment in the Ashland-based company, MaskIT. Earlier this month, MaskIT representatives made a presentation to private equity investors seeking angel funding. The investors were presented with such an attractive term sheet and the potential for growth […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Britt Music & Arts Festival

By SOREDI | June 28, 2016

Magic Under the Stars. JACKSONVILLE, OR – A music festival that began in the summer of 1963 on a simple plywood stage erected on a hillside in Jacksonville has become one of the most famous entertainment offerings in the Pacific Northwest. Britt Music & Arts Festival continues to bring in world-class acts for four months […]

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Oregon Continues to Attract Migrants

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 27, 2016

In 2015, Oregon’s population increased by 51,100, surpassing the mark of 4 million residents. This marked growth of 1.3 percent over the year. A lot of Oregon’s population increase was due to net migration, which at 40,600 people was the largest net migration since 2006. Natural increases contributed 10,500 to population growth, which may be […]

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SOREDI Announces Incoming Board President and Vice-Chair

By SOREDI | June 24, 2016

Aaron Ausland and Steve Vincent rise to leadership of SOREDI Board  Medford, Oregon – SOREDI is proud to announce that Aaron Ausland, CEO of Ausland Group, will serve as President of the Board for the next two years, with Steve Vincent, of Avista Utilities as Vice-Chair.  The SOREDI Board has the responsibility of leading the […]

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April 2016 Oregon Regional Indicators

By Tim Duy | June 23, 2016

The March 2016 State of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Regional economies maintained their momentum in April. Highlights of the report include: The measures for all regions continue to indicate above average growth (both the “raw” April […]

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SOREDI Annual Meeting & Dinner is Next Week! Have you registered?

By SOREDI | June 22, 2016

Oh oh! We have less than 50 seats left for the “The Prize is Right” annual meeting! But you can still get 5 raffle tickets if you register now! Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, June 28. Sorry, no walk-in guests accepted. Register now and receive 10 raffle tickets for SOREDI’s “The Prize is Right!” […]

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