CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) Expands to Medford

By SOREDI | July 12, 2016

25-40 Customer Service Positions Created Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that CARS, a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, has opened a customer service center in downtown Medford at 344 North Bartlett near the Lithia Commons. Founded in 2003 as a company of just a few employees accepting around […]

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Workforce Readiness Prosper Talk February 24

By SOREDI | February 18, 2016

 SOREDI is coordinating a quarterly Prosper Talk to bring interested parties together around key topics Medford, OR. – February 18, 2016: There are some common problems that businesses in Southern Oregon face, perhaps one of the biggest is workforce readiness. SOREDI is looking for interested parties to affect change for the betterment of our region’s […]

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American Tire Distributors Breaks Ground in Medford

By SOREDI | December 22, 2015

National Company to Build Warehouse, Service Southern Oregon American Tire Distributors (ATD) has purchased property and will begin construction of a 100,000 s/f concrete tilt-up warehouse and distribution center off Industry Drive in Medford beginning in January. ATD will create more than 15 new jobs for Southern Oregonians. As the nation’s largest tire distributor, the […]

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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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Regional Business Gifts From SOREDI

By SOREDI | November 30, 2015

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 industry to Southern Oregon. We’d like to share with you a few gifts of the season that include many of the businesses we’ve helped to […]

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Oregon Top Workplaces 2015

By SOREDI | November 17, 2015

The Oregonian Media Group has recognized 100 Companies and Organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington as Top Workplaces 2015. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: SOTAR

By Colleen | June 19, 2015

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 navigating rivers and bodies of water all over the world with their rafts, catarafts, and kayaks; built to withstand the roughest water. It’s understandable why […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Hellgate Jetboats & Katanacraft

By Colleen | June 19, 2015

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 skimming along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River down through Hellgate Canyon. But what’s not quite as obvious is that the super sleek and highly […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Joma Films

By Colleen | April 29, 2015

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 for entrepreneurs Gary and Anne Lundgren. For ten years they had traveled north of the California border on filming projects – while living and working […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Creamery

By Colleen | April 29, 2015

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. They are continuously productive, but never get tired. Okay, Matilda and Charlie may need a little maintenance from time to time, but that’s because they’re […]

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