MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley ranks among the top in e-commerce businesses, those using the internet to sell products.
The Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc., or SOREDI, created the Rogue Nexus E-Commerce Consortium to help keep this business sector soaring. It’s a group of businesses all in the same boat: they sell or market products using the Internet and are apparently very successful at it.
For the last ten years, the numbers for this category of local businesses has consistently increased. Now, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released recent numbers about the metropolitan area’s Internet commerce workforce. Medford has 10.47 times as many jobs in this category as the national average.
The group’s mission is to help local businesses in this category to succeed in the area. The idea is to have all online retail business owners to put their heads together to make this valley even more successful in the e-commerce business sector. There’s an event open to anyone interested in getting involved in the Rogue Nexus Group; it takes place October 23rd.