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SOREDI hosts business conference to engage local businesses in economic growth solutions

Today local businesses and business leaders came together to learn about local economical growth trends in southern Oregon.

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 3:38 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:27 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today local businesses and business leaders came together in downtown Medford for the 17th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference, hosted by SOREDI.

SOREDI brought in multiple speakers, including Senior Partner with TIP Strategies Jeff Marcell, economist Tim Duy, and speakers from Moss Adams.

The business conference is designed to foster economic growth in our region.

“Every year we make a point of coming because it’s not only very inspirational, it feels like it keeps us informed and current,” said Al Francis, the business development officer for Evergreen Federal Bank.

“What we want to have happen today is for people to feel invigorated by being right here in southern Oregon,” said Colleen Padilla, the Executive Director of SOREDI, “and become engaged in the activities that were participating in together as a region all 15 jurisdictions.”

Right now, southern Oregon is seeing a lot of growth in the medical sector, according to Padilla. There’s also been growth in manufacturing.

“We’re going to keep on doing what we’re doing to help those companies and industries thrive,” says Padilla.

SOREDI’s mission as a part of their five-year plan is “One Rogue Valley,” at the end of the five years they hope to see even more growth in our area.

“We’re hoping to see higher wages, to see new companies adding employees,” said Padilla. “We believe that we’re going to need to do that in a better way so that we can retain all the great companies that we already have here.”

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