Central Oregon is a great place to start a business where the entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged through a strong business support network. The Deschutes Public Library is a part of that network along with the following organizations that support business development throughout the tri-county region.

  • SCORE Central Oregon is part of the national network of volunteers who provide entrepreneurs with free and confidential business counseling services throughout the area.
  • Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI), and Sunriver/La Pine Economic Development (SLED) are affiliated nonprofit organizations that encourage economic development throughout the region. EDCO focuses specifically on the traded sector.
  • Chambers of Commerce in BendLa PineRedmondSisters, and Sunriver support businesses and their communities throughout the county. They provide numerous networking and promotional opportunities for members.
  • The Center for Business, Industry, and Professional Development at COCC offers comprehensive professional development, customizable and industry-specific workforce training, and expert business advice and education to help existing and future business owners grow and succeed. The Small Business Development Center is one of their programs and focuses on enhancing Central Oregon’s economic interests.
  • BusinessXpress is the State of Oregon’s “one-stop business shop” online portal with resources for starting, expanding, and operating a business in Oregon.
  • Business Oregon is the State of Oregon’s economic development agency. They administer more than 80 grants, loans, tax incentives, and other programs to further the development of Oregon’s businesses, communities, and economies.