ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

5 Reasons to Grow Your Business in Redmond  

Access to Regional Workforce – Located at the geographic center of Central Oregon with a regional population of over 220,000, Redmond employers are uniquely able to draw qualified employees from Bend to the south, Prineville to the east, Sisters to the west, and Madras to the north.  

Converging Highway System – At the crossroads for State Highway 126 and US 97, a Redmond location offers business distinct advantages. Companies bringing in raw materials or shipping finished goods can make easy connections with I-5, linking California to the south and Washington to the north, and with I-84, linking Portland to the west and Boise to the east.  

Commercial Airport – Roberts Field/Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) provides commercial air service to the Central Oregon region, with service to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. RDM also serves air cargo and general aviation traffic, including extensive corporate and business travel.

 Favorable Business Costs – Companies doing business in Redmond will find a favorable tax environment; low utility costs; affordable industrial land and lease rates; competitive workers compensation and labor costs. Incentives that help expanding or relocating businesses are available to help offset moving and start-up costs. Learn more about Redmond’s “Open for Business” incentive programs by visiting the Redmond Economic Development website at www.rediinfo.com.  

Livability – With less than 9” of rainfall and 300 plus days of sunshine each year, Redmond is a recreational Mecca that attracts individuals, families and businesses that want a casual, active lifestyle. In addition to its favorable weather, Redmond offers affordable housing, low commute times (often less than 10 minutes to or from anywhere in the City) and an engaging, small town friendly atmosphere for business.

 



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