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Bend businesses range from startups to long-established companies. Together they’ve helped lead Central Oregon from the depths of an historic recession to among the fastest growing economies in the country in 2016. The region's vibrant economy is service by city staff and local organizations committed to economic development.
DOING BUSINESS IN BEND
The City of Bend requires that all businesses located in the City or doing business within City limits hold a valid Business Registration. This $50 fee is renewed annually; businesses can apply or renew online at bendoregon.gov/businessregistration.
Depending upon your plans in Bend there may be other requirements. The City’s Planning Department has developed a brief guide providing answers to common questions and identifying city processes relevant to the business community. You can download the guide here.
When it comes to city policy, the business community has a direct line to the City Council via the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB). The Council chartered 13-member board consists of nine representatives from Bend's major industry and 4 staff members from the city's primary economic development partners. Access the committee roster and meeting materials here.
If you have any questions about doing business in Bend, contact Ben Hemson, Business Advocate at (541) 388-5529 or email@example.com.
BUSINESS NEWS BLOG
- Following a number of meetings in the fall and winter of 2018 the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board identified the following goals an...
- The Central Oregon Chapter of SCORE provides no-cost mentoring with experienced former business owners and executives. No matter whether you...
- Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the semi-finalist companies to advance in Growth and Impact Categories for the 2018...
- The Bend Police Department has a new Substation in Downtown Bend, filling a space in the northwest corner of the parking garage that was for...
The Business Advocacy Program is designed to provide local business owners, and potential business owners, with a dedicated staff member within City Hall. Current Business Advocate, Ben Hemson, serves as your first point of contact for city related questions, keeps stakeholders in the loop on important developments, and engages members of the business community around relevant city policy or process issues.