The 11th edition of the Southern Oregon Business Conference enjoyed record attendance of nearly 300 local business, governmental and academic leaders!
The theme of this year’s event was Looking Back, Looking Forward—and it is safe to say that goal was accomplished. Recognizing that the Great Recession postponed or certainly curtailed a number of ambitious projects, solid evidence was provided that Southern Oregon is once again headed in the right direction. In an opening presentation, 21 capital improvement projects were cited totaling $258,460,000 in investments—which drew a spontaneous round of applause from the audience.
The Business Conference also heard presentations confirming a more robust economy from Dr. Tim Duy, University of Oregon adjunct professor as well as from Josh Lehner, an economist with the State’s Office of Economic Analysis. A panel of local business leaders concluded the event on an upbeat tone.
It might be safe to say that Southern Oregon is “Looking Forward” to a promising 2014!
Thanks to our members, we at SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.) are able to offer business assistance, expansion, and relocation services at no charge to our clients. If you own a company and are ready to grow to the next stage, SOREDI can connect you with the resources that you need.
As a private non-profit organization serving Jackson and Josephine Counties since 1987, we represent more than 100 private companies, public utilities, and local governments. SOREDI exists to help business create and sustain good jobs and diversify the economy of Southern Oregon.