Regional Data

Detailed Data by County

Regional Competitiveness Reports

Mt Jefferson at Metolius headwaters
Mt Jefferson at Metolius headwaters

Painted Hills
Painted Hills

Mt Bachelor; photo by David Alan Kidd
Mt Bachelor

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Central Oregon Region

Central Oregon is a playground for outdoor sports lovers with its snow-capped mountains, lakes and rivers, golf courses and miles of hiking trails. The region is a mix of well-established manufacturers, an expanding high technology sector and world-class tourist destinations.

Advanced Manufacturing, Outdoor Gear & Activewear, High Technology and Clean Technology are examples of growing industries in Central Oregon.

Successful companies and projects in the region:

  • Boneyard Beer
  • BTL Sales
  • GL Solutions
  • Facebook
  • Ruffwear
  • Kialoa Paddles

Regional Resources

Business Oregon and its economic development partners work with local companies to spur job growth and retention in each region of the state.

Team Members

Business Oregon
Carolyn Meece, Regional Development Officer
(Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties)

Ryan DeGrofft, Regional Development Officer
(Wheeler County)

Matthew Mattia, Regional Program Manager
(Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties)

Shanna Bailey, Regional Program Manager
(Wheeler County)

Key Partners

Economic Development
Economic Development for Central Oregon
Additional economic development partners

Public Higher Education
Oregon State University—Cascades, Bend
Central Oregon Community College, Bend
Additional educational institutions

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs