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By REDI Staff | Jan 18, 2021

Prices are rising not because products are necessarily manufactured here; it is because they are being transported here. When you are out shopping this year, whether you are buying in person at a local store or shopping online and having something shipped to your door, consider the cost of supply chain. For many, if not all, sales transactions, the price of logistics is included in the products we buy. From transportation costs of materials manufactured, to the transportation costs of the finished merchandise,... Read More

By REDI Staff | Dec 30, 2020

While 2020 has ended, the pandemic and its after-effects have not. How can small businesses endure even more of this pandemic environment? REDI looks to two sources where businesses can turn to for guidance and strength. These are Central Oregon SCORE and SBDC. 

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By REDI Staff | Dec 3, 2020

Keep the Holidays local. Here is a Central Oregon gift guide.

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By REDI Staff | Nov 30, 2020

One doesn’t need to wait until Oktoberfest to celebrate good “old-world” style sausage any longer. A former Bend food truck company, We’re the Wurst, decided to expand into the world of manufacturing. In its Redmond, Oregon facility, a fine sausage purveyor makes an array of provisions that include: Kielbasa, British bangers, Bockwurst, Chorizo, Linguiça, Moroccan Merguez and more.

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By REDI Staff | Nov 6, 2020

Proclaimed by Mayor George Endicott, the first Friday in October is “National Manufacturing Day” and Redmond Economic Development Incorporated (REDI) recently held its 8th Annual Made in Redmond Tour on October 2nd, 2020

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By Courtney Cobb - REDI Board Member | Sep 2, 2020

Redmond is in Demand

Even in the middle of a pandemic, Redmond is in high demand for industrial property. According to the most recent market report from Compass Commercial Real Estate, out of Redmond’s industrial sector of 1,654,385 square feet total leasable space, there is now just 35,384 SF available for lease, which amounts to a nine month supply at current leasing activity levels.

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By REDI Staff | Sep 2, 2020

There is good news for easing the need for childcare in Redmond and Central Oregon.

East Cascades Works is partnering with Better Together to support the expansion of childcare options for school-aged children in support of working parents and guardians. Becca Tatum is leading these efforts to expand schoolage childcare resources across Central Oregon and is currently working with Bend Parks, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Champions (Redmond) to support their current enrollments for roughly 800 kids in K-5... Read More

By REDI Staff | Jul 22, 2020

In March, pilot Paul Hodge and co-pilot Laird Hamilton climbed in the LX7 personal aircraft and flew from Redmond to Anchorage, Alaska, setting a new, all-time “high” in only six hours. Hodge’s average airspeed was nearly 269 mph even with unfavorable winds during the journey. On the return trip home, it only took 5.5 hours with an average speed of 317 mph even breaking his own record.

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By REDI Staff | May 29, 2020

At the recent REDI Annual Luncheon, renowned Author, Speaker and Strategist, Zach Mercurio, presented a keynote via live webcast with a timely and compelling message. You can wath the video here!

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By Rob Ramaker | Express Employment Pros | Apr 17, 2020

 When you hear the term company culture what does it mean to you? Google defines company culture as a shared set of values, goals, attitudes and practices which characterize an organization.

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