The collaboration that brought 200+ jobs to downtown Medford was recognized by the Oregon Economic Development Association.
Medford, Ore. – October 27, 2015: – One West Main, a collaboration between Pacific Retirement Services, Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc., and Pro Care Software to bring jobs to downtown Medford to make it more vibrant. This collaboration allowed three corporate headquarters to share space in a four story building that now serves as a westerly anchor in downtown Medford. One West Main was recognized as the winner of the 2015 Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Award for Business Development Success Story.
The opening of One West Main brought an additional 200+ people downtown during normal business hours that contributes to the vibrancy of downtown. One West Main’s location downtown has caused resurgence in interest by other businesses that wish to move to a downtown location. The area has seen an increase in diverse food and beverage establishments with a growth in pedestrian traffic during the day as well as the evening. “The good news for all three of us is that everyone is in it for the long term.” Says Brian McLemore, CEO of Pacific Retirement Services.
Representatives from One West Main, along with the City of Medford, accepted the award on October 19, 2015 during OEDA’s annual conference held in Medford at the Inn at the Commons. The nomination was made by SOREDI, a long-standing OEDA member.
Ron Fox, Executive Director or SOREDI says, “We’re proud to have our statewide economic development counterparts recognize this project. One West Main’s story shows how strong public/private partnerships can change the face of an area to support increased economic growth and vitality.”
About SOREDI: SOREDI is a private, membership-based, non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. Its staff is charged with local business expansion and new business recruitment efforts, financial assistance to start-up companies through its business loan fund, and management of Enterprise Zones in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The agency was formed as a regional economic development agency in 1987. Learn more at https://soredi.org.