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What gives Southern Oregon an edge in the world of economic development?  

The businesses!  Southern Oregon is home to a wide variety of businesses, from small mom and pop eateries to Fortune 500 companies. The region has manufacturers, trades, high-tech, hospitality and tourism—and so much more.  

EDGE profiles are SOREDI’s way of highlighting a few of the remarkable businesses in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Some of these businesses were started locally. Others have origins across the world. Each featured company has found roots in Southern Oregon and is proud to contribute to our region’s economic vitality.    

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Grange Co-Op

Small Investment, Big Return! In the midst of the Great Depression, fuel was hard to afford. So, in 1934, ninety-nine farmers in Southern Oregon came up with ten dollars each—ten […]

Hunter Communications

Keeping the Rogue Valley Connected Hunter Communications is a local telecommunications company founded in 1994 and located in Central Point.  While Hunter started as a construction company over 25 years […]

Grayback Forestry

Preserving Life and Serving Others in Southern Oregon Working with Grayback Forestry is not for the faint of heart. “You never know what you could be doing,” says Sean Hendrix, […]

S&B James

Building A Solid Reputation in the Rogue Valley and Beyond What does ‘The Village’ at Medford Center have in common with Jackson County Fire District No. 3 (in White City)? […]

Brill Metal Works

Growing on a Dream in Southern Oregon You might wonder what Brill produces. But perhaps a better question is what don’t they produce? In the world of metal manufacturing, Brill […]

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Protecting Our Protectors You can’t always stop, drop, and roll when your clothes catch on fire. And even if you can, some situations are too severe for the flames to […]

Rogue Truck Body

Turning Challenges into Trademarks Rogue Truck Body, family-owned by Keith and Lana Hill, specializes in custom dump trucks and trailers. Not just cookie-cutter models. “Custom,” said Paul Anderson, Rogue Truck […]

KDP Certified Public Accountants

Making Growth and Opportunity Count If one were to look at KDP’s social media tags, it would be easy to see that the company relishes fun activities and retreats. From […]

Biomed Diagnostics

Bringing the Lab to the Field from the Rogue Valley In the late 1980’s, a group of physicians on a mercy mission in rural Central America found themselves in a […]

Rentec Direct

Serving Up Innovation in Southern Oregon Every day at Rentec Direct, the staff take time for a little friendly competition. Somedays it’s a foosball tournament. Or maybe corn hole. Ping-pong, […]

True South Solar

Imagine a brighter future: solar electricity keeping the lights on, and sustainable practices keeping Southern Oregon beautiful for generations. True South Solar, a residential and commercial solar electricity contractor, serves the Rogue Valley and dreams of seeing solar power everywhere.

Valley Immediate Care

Peace of Mind in the Heart of the Valley Valley Immediate Care, an urgent-care clinic with locations in Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in the […]



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 […]

Naumes Family Vineyards

Rooted in Southern Oregon You may not have given much thought to the pears on your kitchen counter, but the Naumes family certainly has. For three generations, the Naumes family […]

Ausland Group

World-Class Development, With Southern Oregon Roots Southern Oregonians are proud of their independent thinking and resourcefulness. For Ausland Group, that identity is an important part of the “secret sauce” that […]

Providence Health & Services

A Tradition of World-Class Care The basis for any strong community is the health of its people, and for more than 100 years, Providence has continued to bring a robust […]



Strength and Maneuverability in the Sky Residents of the Pacific Northwest are familiar with the potential for forest fires that impact our environment. Every fire season, Erickson’s iconic bright orange dragonfly-looking […]

Timber Products Company

From Seed to Finish Timber Products Company, a fourth-generation, family-owned organization embodies the values of environmental stewardship, manufacturing excellence, and customer partnerships. With manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Timber Products began […]


In 1994, InfoStructure began as the vision of local Southern Oregon University students. Founded as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), InfoStructure was later acquired by Prime-Time Ventures, LLC in 2003.

Blackstone Audio

Books at the Speed of Sound Craig and Michelle Black’s journey into entrepreneurship began while they were still living around Los Angeles back in the 1980s. Like many a frustrated […]

AllCare Health

Changing Healthcare to Work for Southern Oregon Over the last twenty years, AllCare IPA has grown to better serve Southern Oregon under the AllCare Health brand. AllCare Health is a […]


Raising the Roof One Building at a Time Duro-Last has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with more than 750 employees across multiple facilities. It maintains its headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan. Tim […]

Rising Sun Farms

Organic Goodness Rooted in the Rogue Valley At the dawn of the organic food phenomena, one of the pioneers of what would become a multi-billion industry is Southern Oregon’s very […]

Caldera Brewing Company

It’s in the Hops Served in Southern Oregon as well as 16 states and three countries, Caldera Brewing Company has been quietly revolutionizing beer-making in the Rogue Valley since 1991. […]

Thomason Hospitality Group

Tapping Into the Tastes of the Region Nearly a decade ago, Dave Thomason passed up the greatest opportunity of his professional life. CEO of the Thomason Hospitality Group, which owns and […]

Pallet Wine Company

A Serious Crush on Wine Pallet Wine Company has had a crush on the Rogue Valley for almost 10 years, developing close relationships with local wineries to craft some of […]

Amy’s Kitchen

Handcrafting Flavor in Southern Oregon Amy’s Kitchen, a pioneer in the healthy food business, made an investment in Southern Oregon 10 years ago that has been heralded as a defining moment […]

Medford International Airport

Connecting Southern Oregon to the World After a long journey from faraway lands, weary travelers marvel at how easy it is to get in and out of the Rogue Valley […]

Taylor’s Sausage

Old-World Tradition With A Country Attitude. Far from any city, Taylor’s Sausage founded a family business on a solid country attitude that has earned it a big star on the region’s […]

Global Caché

Enabling Connectivity in Venues Large and Small. JACKSONVILLE, OR — A mainstay of this small Southern Oregon community for more than a decade, Global Caché enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovative […]

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 […]

Plexis Healthcare Systems

Empowering the Technology of Healthcare ASHLAND, OR – Headquartered in Southern Oregon, PLEXIS delivers enterprise core healthcare administration and claims management solutions to employer groups and healthcare payers throughout the United […]

Britt Music & Arts Festival

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 […]

Dutch Bros

Where Something’s Always Brewing. GRANTS PASS, OR – “Espresso! It’s like coffee on steroids,” said Travis Boersma, who first proposed the idea of a coffee stand to his brother. “We should […]

Eagle Point Golf Club

Southern Oregon Living in Full Swing. EAGLE POINT, OR – Bob and Chana Hyer have been busy putting their shine on one of the jewels of the Rogue Valley, the […]

Bierson Corporation

Local Innovation. National Reputation. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Bierson Corporation has harnessed the resources of the Rogue Valley to create a small powerhouse of a company that transforms local wood products […]

Boise Cascade

Far Reaching. Locally Rooted. MEDFORD, OR – With an international reach and a strong local presence, Boise Cascade literally rose from the ashes in 1998 and regained its footing as the […]

Harry & David

Delivering Expertly Crafted Delight. MEDFORD, OR – Nestled in the heart of Southern Oregon, the sprawling pear orchards have long been landmarks for the Rogue Valley. Like the region’s namesake […]

Diode Laser Concepts

MEDFORD, OR – It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Diode Laser Concepts Inc. creates some of the most advanced high-tech gadgets right in Medford for Fortune 500 companies. […]


Rollin’ On The River You can’t whitewater raft down any American river that hasn’t been already explored by an adventurer in their SOTAR. In fact, SOTAR inflatable boat owners are […]

Hellgate Jetboats & Katanacraft

Adventures in Manufacturing Everyone who climbs aboard a Hellgate Jetboat in Grants Pass, Oregon, knows they’re about to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that includes magnificent scenery in hydro-jet powered boats […]

Rogue Wilderness

A River of Fun Rogue Wilderness Adventures offers outdoor enthusiasts a wide choice of energizing excursions – from half-day rafting trips to a four-day raft-supported hike along the Rogue River […]

Joma Films

Filmmaking, Southern Oregon Style ASHLAND, OR – Not every filmmaking couple would trade their successful careers in Southern California for seemingly riskier options in Southern Oregon, but it made sense […]

Rogue Creamery

Handmade Locally. Celebrated Globally. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Meet Matilda and Charlie, two of the most hard-working members of the Rogue Creamery operation. They are intelligent, dependable, and technically efficient. […]

Oregon Swiss Precision

GRANTS PASS, OR- Sparkling steel, aluminum and exotic copper screws and fasteners are displayed in precise rows around the reception room at Oregon Swiss Precision. As a busy manufacturer for […]

Rogue Valley Microdevices

Accomplishing Greatness In the early 2000’s, Jessica Gomez and her husband, Patrick Kayatta, made history when they became Medford’s first microelectronics manufacturing company. Today, Rogue Valley Microdevices is not only […]


Each day, nearly 300 people converge in a White City, Oregon, facility to create new technology, engage in lean manufacturing, and serve a global customer base that spans more than […]

Coding Zeal

Ask Adam Cuppy, Trever Yarrish, and Sean Culver why they are building a coding company in Southern Oregon and they respond with, “Why not?” Then, inquire about their firm’s 1,400 […]

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

ASHLAND,OR – Ask Cynthia Rider why any business would want to locate in Southern Oregon and you will get an impassioned monologue: “People move here because they love this place. […]

Linx Technologies

MERLIN, OR – What do wearable heart monitors, home appliance sensors, traffic management and even inventory and supply chain networks have in common? They are all part of the new […]


ASHLAND,OR– If you use a drill for your profession or do-it-yourself projects, you may well know Darex. Based in Ashland, Oregon, Darex is the creator and manufacturer of the world’s […]

Marzi Sink Factory

GRANTS PASS, OR – What do dragonflies, pool balls, ferns, cave paintings and koi have in common? You can find them adorning the numerous, varied sinks in the Marzi Sink […]

Met One Instruments

GRANTS PASS, OR – Met One Instruments (MOI) moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1980 from the Silicon Valley, and it has been riding a rapid growth curve ever since. […]

Lithia Auto Stores

MEDFORD, OR – With nearly 200 dealerships in 18 states, Lithia Auto Stores could have located its national headquarters anywhere, but chose to build a LEED silver certified facility in Medford, Oregon. […]

Quantum Innovations

CENTRAL POINT, OR–  After moving from Ohio to the Rogue Valley to be closer to his wife’s family, Norm Kester started a company in his garage. That was 18 years […]

ORW Architecture

MEDFORD, OR – The principals at Ogden Roemer Wilkerson Architecture came to Southern Oregon for the lifestyle and stayed for much more. Ken Ogden “fled” from Los Angeles 26 years ago after […]

Procare Software

MEDFORD, OR – Procare Software creates the world’s leading management tools for child care businesses. Recently, they outgrew their office space and rather than move out of Southern Oregon, owner Jeff Blum chose […]

Project A Inc.

ASHLAND, OR – What brings a software development company to Southern Oregon? After living in California and Arizona, Jim and Dena Teece chose to move their company, Project A, to Ashland, […]

Zip Line Gear

GRANTS PASS, OR – Nathan Sleadd was raised in Grants Pass, Oregon. On one hand, Nathan had a classic American entrepreneurial childhood operating a lemonade stand, picking berries and doing yard […]

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