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By Steve Kadel CBN Feature Writer | Jan 10, 2017
The past year was prosperous for Redmond businesses, led by job growth in manufacturing industries that was significantly above state and national levels. The Bend-Redmond metropolitan statistical area ranked in the top 10 of 300 such areas during 2016, Stark noted. In addition, the Milken Institute listed Bend-Redmond as the nation’s top-performing small metro area based on wage growth, job growth, healthcare availability and other factors. Read More
By REDI Staff | Dec 16, 2016
Bend-Redmond, Oregon, became the top-performing small metro in the nation. A growing university presence is underpinning strong high-tech job growth, and the metro benefits from low costs and plenty of recreational opportunities. The area is recognized for developing expertise in drone technology. Read More
By by REDI Staff | Dec 14, 2016

Oregon Leadership Summit, December 5, 2016

Summit Puts State Fiscal Challenge in Spotlight


This year's Summit drew more than eleven hundred participants. The morning plenary session focused tightly on Oregon's projected near and long-term fiscal deficit.  

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By Hillary Borrud The Oregonian/OregonLive | Nov 11, 2016

The defeat follows a hard-fought campaign that broke Oregon's spending record for ballot initiatives and pitted business interests against the state's largest public employee unions. 

Measure 97 would charge certain C corporations a 2.5 percent tax on their gross annual sales in Oregon above $25 million. The measure called for the state to spend the new revenue on education, health care and senior services.

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By Steve Kadel CBN Feature Writer | Nov 3, 2016

Manufacturing muscle was celebrated Friday, October 7 during Redmond Economic Development Inc.’s (REDI) fourth annual Made in Redmond Tour. Dozens of local leaders got glimpses inside Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing Inc., Central Composites LLC, RDD Enterprises and Smith Brothers Pushrods in addition to hearing details from company owners.

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Oct 26, 2016

Current growth fueled by jobs

By Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin

Published Oct 24, 2016 at 05:40PM / Updated Oct 24, 2016 at 05:54PM


Central Oregonians who lived through the last housing-market crash might wonder whether the region is setting up for another big collapse.

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By Bend Bulletin | Oct 21, 2016


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By Staff | Sep 26, 2016

Oregon proposes drop in workers’ comp rates

By Kathleen McLaughlinThe Bulletin Published Sep 23, 2016 at 12:01AM / Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 08:41AM   

Workers’ compensation insurance rates would drop for the fourth straight year in 2017 under a proposal by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The average rate, before insurers’ profits and other expenses, would decline by 7.2 percent, from $1.10 per $100 of payroll to $1.02 per $100, according to a department announcement... Read More

By REDI Staff | Sep 19, 2016

What about Measure 97???? Why a "NO" vote.


Mike Herrick, SVP of Product & Engineering @ Urban Airship

“I’m concerned about Measure 97 and the impact it will have on the Oregon Software Industry”.


The Eugene Register-Guard

Editorial Board

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By REDI Staff | Aug 29, 2016
In an effort to respond to the lack of industrial space, which is significantly outpaced by demand in Redmond, REDI hosted the first ever Developer Tour in late June. Read More