Category Archives: Economic Development

Meet the 5 Growth Stages Finalists For BVC

Hang onto your hats. Because Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the Bend Venture Conference (BVC), announced today the five growth stage companies that will pitch at the conference later this month. The startups are vying for $500,000 in investments and cash prizes. The BVC investors selected the five finalists from a pool of […]

Oregon House Bill 2275

Sign This Petition to Support Oregon Startup Infrastructure Bill

We are entrepreneurs. We are investors. We are mentors. And we are employees. We are Oregonians. And we are those who recognize the unique opportunity that now stands before this incredible state. Together, we have actively supported and contributed to the growing momentum of Oregon’s nascent startup community — and the sustainable increase in economic development it portends.

Contact Legislators to Support OSU-Cascades Innovation Center Funding

Contributed by Now for Bend, a community coalition supporting OSU-Cascades Westside campus. Plans for the expansion of OSU-Cascades on Bend’s west side are moving forward with strong support from local supporters and advocates. However, this week marks another critical point for OSU-Cascades, as Oregon state legislators review $2 million in funding for the university’s proposed […]