National Consultants Visit Rogue Valley

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JACKSONVILLE, Ore.  — A variety of businesses in the Rogue Valley have seen success both locally and nationally. Now, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. is hosting three national site consultants in hopes of building on the future.

“Economic development is a very long term process but you’ve got to start the process” said Jackson County Commissioner Don Skundrick.

This is the second year SOREDI has hosted consultants. This year three consultants from across the country are in town seeing what the Rogue Valley has to offer as they toured business such as Harry and David and the Rogue Creamery.

“We’re giving them a whirlwind visit to the communities and business opportunities that southern Oregon has available hopefully for their prospective clients” said Ron Fox with SOREDI.

Skundrick says it has been a team effort in hosting the consultants and he hopes they will spread the word on the potential of the Rogue Valley.

“These folks are the ones that go back in and as there clients are looking to either relocate or expand and what we’re trying to do is get on their radar screen” said Skundrick.