Bend Economic Development Advisory Board

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BVC 2017, photography by Marisa Chappell Photography

The Bend Economic Development Advisory Board brings a business community perspective to Bend City Hall.

The Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB) is a City Council chartered board tasked with providing input and policy advice to Council and staff on issues relating to business development and economic growth.

The 13-member board consists of nine representatives from Bend’s major industries, each serving staggered three-year terms, and four staff members from City economic development partners.

Do you live in Bend and have an interest in serving on the BEDAB? Applications for two vacant Council-appointed positions and at least two committee alternates are being accepted through Friday, August 24th at 5 pm. Applications are available online at, if you have questions please contact Ben Hemson, Business Advocate, at




The BEDAB meets on the first Monday of each month at noon in Council Chambers at Bend City Hall.  Stay in the loop on BEDAB related public meetings via the City’s monthly calendar, located here.

You can access previous BEDAB meeting agendas and minutes here.

09/10/2018  Agenda; BBA Revenue & Expenses 9/7/18; BizReg Revenue 9/1/18; EDCO Bend Program Results 2018 Q1-2
07/09/2018 Agenda; Juniper Ridge Working Group Packet; CEDR Subcommittee Memo - Budget Allocations;

Chamber Child Care Survey

06/04/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BEDAB Update; BEDAB Strategic Plan Kickoff
05/21/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Business Plan 2018
05/07/2018 Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Business Plan 2018; Visit Bend Reserve Fund Proposal; UGB Implementation Update; Conflicts of Interest Memo
04/02/2018 AgendaMinutes; UGB Implementation - Evaluation Summary Matrix; Memo: Review of Advocacy Discussion on UGB Implementation; Oregon Outdoor Alliance Presentation; EDCO: Lead Generation and Quarterly Update 
03/05/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BEDAB Work Plan Update 2017-18Food Hub; Food Cluster Notes; Economic Impact of Local Food overview; Economic Impact of Local Food article; Food Cluster Budget 7/1/17-6/30/18; Estimated Food Cluster Budget 7/1/18-6/30/19
02/05/2018 Agenda; Minutes; BBA Revenue & Expenses 2/02/2018; BizReg Program Revenue 2/02/2018
01/08/2018  Agenda; Minutes; Visit Bend Update 1/2018; EDCO Enterprise Zone 5 Year Abatement Proposal
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