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REDI's 8th Annual Made In Redmond Tour.

8th Annual Made In Redmond - 
Creators Wanted! Tour

Join us virtually via live webstream
or in person at the Watch Party.

Friday October 2nd, 2020
10:00am - 12:00 pm
Program begins at 10:30 am

Come along with REDI on a behind-the-scenes tour of three local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.

Select which way you'd like to attend this year's event: Choose virtually by web stream in your home or office; or in-person at the watch party. To comply with restrictions on gatherings, limited seating is available for the watch party. Either way you choose to attend, you'll discover why Redmond is a place where "Creators are Wanted!"

In-Person Event Details: At this year's Made in Redmond Tour, REDI is converting the center circle area at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds into an outdoor living room. We'll stream in virtual tours, giving attendees a glance at the inner workings of local companies creating amazing products. The outdoor location will be set up complete with socially distanced seating, LED screens and a sound system.

During the programming, The virtual tours will be followed up with audience Q&A.

Location: Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center – Outdoor Center Circle 3800 SW, SE Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756

Timeline: The event will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, starting with coffee & networking. The program will begin at 10:30 am.

COVID-19 social distancing and health precautions will be in place. Guests are required to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, practice 6' social distancing, have their temperature taken, and answer a wellness survey prior to entering the outdoor event area.

Event attendance comes with risks. If you are an at-risk individual or at all uncomfortable attending in person, please do not come.

If the weather does not cooperate, we will announce a contingency plan. If you are sick or have any symptoms prior to the event, do not attend.

We strive to comply with all gathering guidelines put forth by the CDC and the State of Oregon. Please note, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By engaging in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Register now


Hosts of this year's Creator's Wanted! Tour  are:



Thanks to our Sponsors who make this tour possible:

Presented by Redmond Economic Development and MFGDay Events


When Purpose Matters Most

We gathered together "cyber style" on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 for the REDI Annual Luncheon -- Virtually, that is... 

Renowned Author, Speaker and Strategist, Zach Mercurio, Presented a keynote via live webcast with a timely and compelling message about leading with purpose, why it matters and how your business can thrive. 

Watch the video in its entirety on the REDI YouTube Channel Here:

Thanks again for joining us. We hope to see you again next year!

For questions about upcoming REDI events, contact Mary Knight for information.



Thanks to our Sponsors of this event:







REDI News & Brews

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location - Initiative Brewing

REDI News & Brews is an annual investor outreach and networking event that showcases the work REDI does for the Redmond community and Central Oregon region. It is a public forum and happy hour to educate citizens about the local manufacturing industry and how it helps build prosperity in Redmond.  Reserve your spot for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to learn the impact REDI has on you!

Join us for a hosted social event including networking, complimentary drinks, and appetizers. Cheers! 

This event is now closed. See you next year!

Thanks to our sponsors of this event:

7th Annual Made In Redmond Tour
Friday October 4th, 2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Thank you to this year's Hosts for celebrating National Manufacturing Day this past October 2019:


We'll see you next year, October 2, 2020!


Sponsored by:






Are you a REDI Investor? Are you interested in becoming a REDI Investor?

Helping businesses grow and thrive is what we do. REDI is celebrating the investors that underwrite the work it takes to make this happen. REDI couldn't do the work we do without the financial contributions and support of the Redmond community and surrounding region.

Please note: this event is by invitation only. For details, please call the office or email Mary at: [email protected].

Thanks to our event sponsors:

REDI Annual Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Eagle Crest Conference Center - Juniper Hall

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central ORegon's economic development.  This year's event focused on the ever-changing world of work. With new technology trends including blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality and 5G The audience learned how to think beyond the status quo and understand how these technologies will impact and intersect with human trends. Keynote Speaker, Steve Brown, left the audience with three key points to prepare for the coming changes: 1. Don't Panic, 2. Don't Wait, 3. Get Help. 

We hope to see you again next year.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Media and Broadcast Sponsor:      Venue Sponsor:


Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join REDI as we showcase four local manufacturing companies that significantly contribute to the Redmond economy.You will be amazed at what is being made right in your own home town.
8:00 am       Registration and Networking
8:30 am Tours Begin
12:15 pm Luncheon Recap and Q&A
1:30 pm Adjourn Tour - Return to City Hall


The Tour begins at Redmond City Hall.  A lunch and tour recap at COCC Tech Ed Center will follow at the Redmond Campus. Tour Buses will provide transportation back to City Hall. 

 Registration is closed for this Tour. We'll see you next year!
Thanks to our generous sponsors!

This event is proudly presented in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day  and Oregon Manufacturing Day Events. 



REDI Investor Social


On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, REDI celebrated with our investors at Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th Street, in downtown Redmond.

Redmond's strategic growth would not happen without the generous contributions of our investors who underwrite REDI's efforts. Each year REDI hosts an evening of complimentary beverages and appetizers to celebrate and applaud the generosity of our investors and sponsors in helping create prosperity in the Redmond community.

We'll see you at the Social in 2019!

We thank our event sponsors:



2018 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI holds its annual luncheon each year in the Spring presenting topics that apply to Central Oregon’s economic development. This year’s event focused on a revolution happening in education alternatives through a young entrepreneur who shared his journey from being an ice cream artisan, to disrupting a supply chain model in logistics. This event included guest speaker, Max Lock, a young serial entrepreneur who started business ventures at the age of fourteen. Now at 21, Max is Founder and CEO of Fleet, an online marketplace that connects importers and exporters with logistics service providers across the globe.


This event has ended. See you next year!

Thanks to our Sponsors!:


5th Annual Made in Redmond Tour

Join us as we celebrate National Manufacturing Day each year in October, by coming along with us on the Annual Made in Redmond Tour. REDI showcases four local manufacturing companies that make a huge impact in Redmond's economy. The companies we toured this year included industries in medical device re-processing, aviation, and a specialty facilities company that keeps your business sustained throughout your work day. After the tour, the event concludes with a luncheon, tour discussion and Q&A session. Our goal for the tour is to further expose the industrial and manufacturing sector as well as its contributions to our community as we proudly say: "It's Made in Redmond!" 

Registration is closed for the 5th annual Made in Redmond Tour for 2017.

We will see you next year!


2017 REDI Annual Luncheon

REDI held its Annual Luncheon in May at Eagle Crest Resort and Conference Center. This year we learned about 3D and Robotics technologies, where they started, how they impact our lives with applications you had no idea existed, and what the future might hold at the REDI Annual Luncheon! 

Registration is closed.

Exhibits, guest speakers and industry experts from companies as: HP,, The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research, presented.