Redmond City Council Float
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Cyclist Racing in Downtown Redmond
Performing Arts in Redmond
Face Painting in Redmond Store
Musicians Performing Live in Sam Johnson Park

Community Profile

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Redmond is a mid-sized community of 27,000 nestled in Oregon’s High Desert Plateau just east of the Cascade Mountain Range. Known for its progressive and innovative leadership, the City of Redmond enjoys a state-wide reputation for its ability to undertake and implement projects and programs that benefit its current and future residents. The demographic profile is mostly young families and retiring baby boomers.

Long known as the ‘HUB’ of Central Oregon, Redmond is home to the region’s commercial airport and is located at the crossroads of the main transportation artilleries of US Highway 97 and US Highway 126. Redmond offers abundant recreation opportunities in all directions. Recently the community has transformed itself into a rejuvenated town with upscale restaurants, brewpubs, lodging, a bustling farmers market in summer and outdoor ice skating in winter. Add in a few open-air music events and a growing antique and art scene and Redmond is fast experiencing a renaissance.

A strong commitment by City leadership to create a ‘business friendly’ climate has fostered a vibrant business environment where traditional family owned enterprises, high tech industries and internet based corporations enjoy success as well as key community partners. Redmond is also home to a growing community of entrepreneurs, attracted by good weather, access to trails and bike paths, quality schools and multiple world class recreation destinations.

Whether you’re looking to start a business here, relocate an existing business, or decide if Redmond is a place you’d like to live and work, these resources can provide an introduction to the community.

Redmond Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)
446 SW 7th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
ph: (541) 923-5191

Redmond Chamber of Commerce &CVB is an advocate organization representing a collaboration of small businesses, organizations and individuals working together to better business conditions in Redmond. They also provides information and guidance for anyone traveling to Redmond; in addition they offer assistance and resources for planning large group meetings and events. This includes free conference services, a meeting request for proposals to secure space and hotel rooms, and a meeting kit to help you plan your event.

Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI)
446 SW 7th Street
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-5223

Redmond Economic Development Inc. 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. Primarily focused on assisting the development of light industrial and manufacturing by providing assistance in the following areas:

  • Business Financing
  • Site Selection
  • Business Intelligence
  • Incentives Clearinghouse
  • Workforce Development and Workplace Efficiency

Redmond Demographic Information
City of Redmond Community Development Department
411 SW 9th St.
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-7721

City of Redmond Community Development Department maintains a clearinghouse of community and business demographic data as well as profiles for Redmond.

Redmond School District 2J Main Office
145 SE Salmon Drive
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 923-5437

The Redmond School district 2J is the second largest district east of the cascades, serving a geographically and culturally diverse community that includes parts of Redmond, Crooked River Ranch, Terrebonne, Alfalfa, and Tumalo.