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Roger J. Lee Executive Director

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Economic Development for Central Oregon

Economic Development for Central Oregon

America's Top Performing Economy

It’s a bold statement, but we have the numbers to back it. Located halfway between San Francisco and Seattle, the hottest small-metropolitan market in the US is Central Oregon. In 2016 alone, the Bend­Redmond area had the nation’s #1 GPD growth (8.1%), the 2nd fastest job growth (5.9%), and the 6th fastest population growth (4.9%). With these factors in mind, both Forbes and the Milken Institute ranked us as the nation’s Top Overall Performer. Central Oregon is pulling extraordinary talent and capital, transforming into a diverse and highly entrepreneurial business ecosystem. Lured by natural scenic beauty and big city amenities (world-class health care, education, dining) without big city costs or hassle, people are learning that having a true work-life balance is possible. Employees are happier; companies are more innovative and capital-efficient. All in a region dominated by small to mid-sized firms that compete globally - and win.

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Economic Development for Central Oregon

Community Profile



GDP per Capita

45,386 $



Focus Industries

Automotive, Food / Beverage Processing, Healthcare / Medical Devices / Life Sciences / Pharma

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Economic Development for Central Oregon

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Bend Research (Capsugel), Parent Company Lonza (Switzerland) Bioscience 400
Certain Teed, Parent Company Saint-Gobain (France) Building Products 65
Entre-Prises USA (France) Outdoor Gear 48
Daimler Trucks North America (Germany) Automotive 40
Phillips Respironics (The Netherlands) Bioscience 40