Oregon Business

Save the Date, SOREDI Announces “Disruption” in January 2017

By SOREDI | July 19, 2016

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce the 2017 Southern Oregon Business Conference (SOBC) to be held January 26, 2017 will feature international leader in economic development, Jon Roberts. Roberts, Principal at TIP Strategies provides strategic direction to communities and regions across the country. He has overseen projects throughout the U.S., […]

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JakeWilson.com Expands to Downtown Medford

By SOREDI | December 10, 2015

Motorcycle Apparel & Accessory Ecommerce Business Opens Shop Medford, OR. – December 10, 2015:  JakeWilson.com, an online retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories has relocated to downtown Medford and will create over 25 jobs in its first year. As one of the region’s latest tech sector expansions, this leading motorcycle retailer located near Salt Lake […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Met One Instruments

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

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. “It just stopped making monetary sense to be there,” said Peter Pomponi, Vice President of Sales. According to their CFO Riley Loftin, “The business environment […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Lithia Auto Stores

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

MEDFORD, OR – With 100 dealerships in 12 states, Lithia Auto Stores could have located its national headquarters anywhere, but chose to build a LEED silver certified facility in Medford, Oregon. “We made a conscious decision to locate our new headquarters here,” says Tom Dobry, vice president of marketing. “Here we have the best of all worlds—an […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Quantum Innovations

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

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 12 years ago. Now, the veteran-owned ophthalmic coatings company, has its headquarters in  Central Point, Oregon, and sells globally. Quantum Innovations was named one of the “100 Best […]

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