Economic Development of Central Oregon, EDCO

Looking to move, start or grow your business? Looking for good quality statistical data on Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras or La Pine? Have you had a chance to visit the new Economic Development of Central Oregon’s website at This information hub has everything from demographics on Central Oregon communities to business and economic data, area maps to how to find financial incentives. A great resource. EDCO also publishes a yearly overview on Central Oregon demographics with data on largest employers, average wages, cost of living comparison and more. The Central-Oregon-Profile-2014  is now available.

Healthiest Cities in the West

With 300 days of sunshine per year, trails galore, hiking, biking and kayaking everywhere, it is no wonder that Bend made this Sunset Magazine list as one of the healthiest cities in the West. Always in good company, Bend is number 5 on the list with Boulder and Bosie also in the mix. To read more

Franklin Street Community Garden

The concept of shared garden space has long been used throughout many European cities where private yard space is rare. The allotments have been used to grow year-round fruit and vegetables. In Bend, this will be true of the new Franklin Street Garden as well but in addition this project has decreased city expense by taking a once vacant lot that the city maintained and turning the care over to volunteers and residents. The project was funded and completed solely on donations and volunteer labor.  A beautiful addition to this once unattractive corner in Bend.