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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Cropper Medical

The Science of Human Performance. ASHLAND, OR — Thin, lightweight and breathable. Bio Skin from Cropper Medical is the ideal compression material for sports medicine applications. Recently, the Ashland-based company has […]

October 2016 Statewide Economic Indicators

The October 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 enjoy solid economic growth. Highlights of this month’s report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity… Continue Reading

Southern Oregon Business Conference 2017

Register now: January 26, 2017  You won’t want to miss keynote speaker, John Roberts, international leader in economic development and Principal at TIP Strategies. Here is a clip of Roberts speaking at […]

Challenges Facing Rural Oregon

More than 83 percent of Oregon’s population is concentrated in the state’s eight metropolitan statistical areas. Rural cities and towns stand as islands of development surrounded by a sea of forest, farms, and rangeland. This distinct urban/ rural divide is in a large part due to Oregon’s strict land use planning laws, which encourage density in urban settings over suburban sprawl into rural

Multimedia Artists and Animators – An Emerging Occupation in Oregon

Employment of multimedia artists and animators in Oregon has increased rapidly over the past decade, with further job growth expected in the next 10 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oregon has one of the highest concentrations of multimedia artists and animators in the country, coming in third behind Georgia and California. Multimedia artists and animators create visual

SOREDI’s LAUNCH Ashland to Award $500 to Top Pitch at December PubTalk

Tuesday, December 13, beginning at 5:30 pm, LAUNCH Ashland will offer a Pub Talk for area start-ups at the Schneider Museum of Art on the SOU Campus. The program will […]

Local Manufacturers Seek Skilled Labor

SOREDI Partners to Survey Industry Needs In efforts to respond to a growing need among local manufacturers for skilled labor, Rogue Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (RAMP), a consortium of numerous local […]

Rising Demand in Oregon’s Child Care Industry

The number of women of childbearing age in the labor force and the number of children under age five are both expected to rise over the next 10 years. The share of children being cared for by parents or other relatives is likely to decline. These trends will increase the demand for paid child care. Growth in demand will be moderated somewhat by an increasing number of states investing in early

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your SOREDI team!

SOREDI has been busy helping businesses launch, relocate, and prosper. Our work, supported by members and partners like you, creates many bountiful gifts for the region, bringing new jobs and […]

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

First off and most important: Happy Thanksgiving! We hope there is delicious food and the company of loved ones for all of you on Thanksgiving. May your travels be safe, […]