Optimism Reigns with Current Economy
Recap from the Economic Forecast Breakfast.
The news and outlook is good for the economy moving into 2015, especially in Central Oregon.
Optimism and good news reigned during the Bend Chamber’s Vision 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast featuring Tim Duy, Professor of Practice at the University of Oregon and Sr. Director of the Oregon Economic Forum and Mark Kralj, Principal at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management.
Topics ranged from things close to home like employment, housing, and education to a more global view with oil, the strength of the dollar, and inflation.
Starting with unemployment Duy pointed out Central Oregon continues to see improvement and when we finally get below 6% we will definitely start seeing some interesting changes. Read More >>
Looking at Bend, The Past, Present, and Future
Leadership Bend Explores the Community
By Russell Grayson, City of Bend
Class of 2015
The first session of Leadership Bend 2015 provided views of the past, present, and future. The day started with an insight into local politics with Bend City Councilors Scott Ramsay and Victor Chudowsky. They were able to provide the group with a quick and concise overview of the City leadership and the political structure of the City. Read More >>