Business Resources

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Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB
A private non-profit organization whose goal is to advocate for and further the interests of local businesses. The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB offers one of the most comprehensive online resources for all your business & networking needs.

Redmond Economic Development Inc.
Redmond Economic Development is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1987 as a partnership between private business and the public sector to encourage economic development in the City of Redmond.

Economic Development for Central Oregon
The EDCO site provides cost of business comparisons, valuable statistics and information about the Central Oregon economy, incentive programs, employment resources, workforce information, and much more, all geared towards larger businesses or those in targeted industries who are planning on starting or moving their business to Central Oregon.

Central Community College Small Business Center
The COCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a wide range of programs designed to help you improve your management skills and the profitability of your business. These include classes on starting and running a successful business, as well as training programs for employees. More information on SBDC programs can be found online at or call the local Small Business Development Center, at 541-383-7290.

WorkSource Oregon
This organization connects employers with employees, and also provides some vocational training.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental
COIC offers financing for new or expanding businesses to purchase or build a new facility, to purchase equipment, or for working capital.

Oregon State Links

Filing in Oregon
This resource walks you through registering your business name, finding out what licenses/permits you may need, using their new business wizard, and much more.

Oregon State Business Page
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services official Web site provides information on building codes, OHSA requirements, workers’ compensation, employer information, business and health insurance, and more.

Oregon Business Development Corporation
The Oregon Business Development Corporation provides business owners throughout Oregon with long-term fixed rate financing for real estate and equipment through the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program.

Oregon State Legislator
Learn about your state government and find out how to search or propose legislation.

Federal Business Links

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Find statistics and research on national, regional and industry-specific economic trends.

Small Business Administration
Free online courses, business loans and grants, statistics, support and resources for starting and growing a new business, including special sections for women or minority owned businesses.

US Census Bureau
Find lots of useful information about demographics, as well as business, building, code, and employer data.

US Patent and Trademark Office
This site provides information on patenting, trademarking or copywriting anything, and allows users to search patents to make sure your idea is unique.