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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. The Bend-Redmond area has been named Milken Institute's #1 Best Performing Small City in the U.S. four years in a row, an unprecedented feat no other location has ever received. The region has seen some of the fastest job, population and GDP growth.

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

Population

240,280

GDP per Capita

45,386 $

Workforce

116,664

(Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aviation / Aerospace, Data / IT, 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
Lonza (Switzerland) Bioscience 418
CertainTeed (France) Building Products 70
Entre-Prises USA (France) Outdoor Gear 48
Phillips Respironics (Netherlands) Bioscience 44
Daimler Trucks North America (Germany) Automotive 40