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December 2016  

News from OEDA Members - EDCO

Last week Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (BGCB) teamed up to host the Second Annual Civil War Rally & Auction, raising more than $186,000 to support our kids, our families and economic opportunities for all. The event, held at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes, brought business leaders, parents, community members, coaches, players, and alumni together for a night of spirited rivalry and fundraising in support of the two non-profits. Read more

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News from OEDA Members Estacada

Estacada's leadership has set economic development as one of their foremost priorities. In order to inspire renewed interest in the area, the City determined to rebrand and cast itself in a new light, embracing the area's greatest natural asset, the Clackamas River. The new logo and brand promise, "unexpected/untames/unforgetable," unveiled in early 2016, incorporate river imagery and encourage residents as well as visitors to see Estacada as a hidden gem. Read more

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News from OEDA Members - McMinnville

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) has launched the Host Site Application for the 2017 McMinnville WORKS program. Applications are accepted online and will continue to be accepted through Dec. 30. The application is the first chance for companies and organizations located around McMinnville to express interest in hosting an intern for the summer of 2017. - Read more

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership Announces 2016 Annual Awards Recipients - Read more

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News from OEDA Members - Oregon RAIN

Beginning January 1, 2017 Marc Manley will take on the full-time role of Executive Director for Oregon RAIN (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network), a position well served for the past three years by Jim Coonan. Manley and Coonan will work closely together throughout December to transition the leadership role. Read more

Marc Manley

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News from OEDA Members - Salem

Governor's Office Sees High Turnover - Read more

Oregon Revenue Forecast Lands Close to Estimates, But Big Cuts Nonetheless Lie Ahead - Read more

Oregon Jobless Rate Dips to 5.3% as Rapid Job Growth Continues - Read more

Mentor Graphics' Sale Ends an Era in the Silicon Forest - Read more

PGE Offers Peek at Renewable Energy Future - Read more

Washington Developer Buys Former Paper Mill and Waterfront Property Near Reedsport - Read more

State Approves Bend Urban Growth Plan - Read more

Washington DC Announces an Ambitious Affordable Housing Agenda - Read more

Downtown Macy's Sold for $54M, Will Close Next Spring - Read more

Industrial Property Sells for $36.2M - Read more

Measure 97 Failed, Leaving Oregon in a Budget Hole. Now What? - Read more

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