Addressing the Need for Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County’s average wage rate is up five percent from last year, but there are still 20-thousand kids who live below the poverty line. Kids all across Southern Oregon need coats to keep them warm this winter. It may not be the latest toy, but a coat at this time of year … Continue reading »

Lithia Nissan Hiring Event

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Lithia Motors is kicking off a hiring event Thursday evening, looking to fill a new store that will be double the size of its current store. The construction is currently taking place off of Highway 62 on Grumman Drive, and according to Lithia Nissan, this new facility is going to generate $20 … Continue reading »

New Campaign to Attract Small Businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — Business leaders in southern Oregon announced a new plan to use success stories of local small businesses to attract more companies to the Rogue Valley. Leaders with Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc., announced a new campaign called “Southern Oregon Edge” at its annual meeting Wednesday afternoon. SOREDI plans to produce profiles … Continue reading »

SOREDI Angel Investment

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local companies can apply for a chance to win a $200,000  investment. A group of investors with the Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. hope to see a last minute rush of applicants. The application deadline for companies is Friday, February 28th. Organizers at SOREDI did not have an exact number of … Continue reading »

11th Annual SOREDI Conference

MEDFORD, Ore. — Business leaders and community members are looking at how business is doing in Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon business associates and community leaders gathered for the 11th annual SOREDI conference Thursday. Organizers say it is a unique opportunity to gain insight and network with more than 200 local businesses and leaders. Local economists … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Technology in Demand

ASHLAND, Ore. — From conflict in the Middle East to the entertainment industry, some of the most advanced technologies in the world are being built right here in the Rogue Valley. The underground tech industry is budding in Southern Oregon. A handful of companies are developing these products that are being used in war and … Continue reading »

New Online Tax Credit in Jackson County

ASHLAND, Ore. — There is an economic boost for Jackson County businesses doing work over the Internet. The county can now offer a tax credit to businesses increasing their online presence. Jackson County is now one of only ten e-commerce zones in the state to include this benefit in its offerings for local businesses. The … Continue reading »

Ashland Encouraging Online Business

ASHLAND, Ore. — The city of Ashland is hoping to draw in more online businesses over the next two years. In a draft of goals for 2013, the City of Ashland has a goal of growing online businesses by 50 percent over the next two years. Online businesses already established in Ashland say it is … Continue reading »

SOREDI Concept Grant Finalists

MEDFORD, Ore. — We now know who the finalists are and who will be heading into the Southern Oregon Angel Conference. Nearly 100 people were in attendance last night at the Bigham Knoll Event Center to help select finalists among concept stage companies. During a live text-to-vote procedure, the audience selected Cargonav, Institute For Sustainable … Continue reading »

Southern Oregon Angel Investors Begin

MEDFORD, Ore. — Tuesday afternoon, ten applicants for this year’s Southern Oregon Angel Investors Grant got a chance to practice their pitch to a panel of experts. Next month, the applicants will have to present at the Jefferson Grape Vine before a live audience, who will vote for five of the entrepreneurs to move on. … Continue reading »

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