Central Oregon Economic Indicators


Real Estate Sales

Deschutes County February 2015
For Sale: 1,423, 10.9% decrease from February 2014
New Listing: 483, 17% increase from February 2014
Sold: 279, 2.1% decrease from February 2014
Pended: 390, 20% increase from February 2014

Jefferson County February 2015
For Sale: 163, 7.4% decrease from February 2014
New Listing: 40, 2.6% increase from February 2014
Sold: 11, 38.9% decrease from February 2014
Pended: 22, 15.8% increase from February 2014

Crook County February 2015
For Sale: 207, 13.4% decrease from February 2014
New Listing: 54, 92.9% increase from February 2014
Sold: 32 45.5% increase from February 2014
Pended: 51, 104% increase from February 2014

Transient Lodging Tax Collections

Deschutes County Transient Room Tax February 2015: $230,003 collected, 27.5% increase from February 2014*
Bend Occupancy Rates: 51.8% occupancy in December 2014, 8.14% increase from December 2013. (data available quarterly)
Bend City Transient Room Tax January 2015: $318,710 collected, 42.2% increase from January 2014
*Transient room tax collections are on a cash basis system; the revenue amounts for each month relate to property rented for prior month


U of O’s Index of Economic Indicators January 2015

Oregon continues to experience solid economic growth on par with past expansions. The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose to 1.12 in January from 0.62 the previous month. The three- month moving average, which smooths month-to-month volatility in the measure, stood at 0.96, where “zero” for this measure indicates average growth over the 1990–present period. All four major sectors contributed positively to the overall measure. A solid employment gain boosted the manufacturing sector; jobs in that sector grew by 1.2 percent during the month. Construction employment also contributed positively, although below-normal levels of building permits continue to drag on the measure. Initial unemployment claims, consumer confidence, and unemployment (which declined further) all made positive contributions to the household sector. Service sector employment components were more mixed relative to recent months, but the net effect remains positive. Business and professional service job growth has been strong, up 1.4 percent during the month and 6.1 percent over the past year. The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity is tracking at levels consistent with past expansions. Employment data, however, is subject to revisions. The University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators gained 0.3 percent in January; the index has not declined in the past five months. Initial unemployment claims, employment services payrolls (mostly temporary help positions), residential building permits (smoothed), and the Oregon weight distance tax (a measure of trucking activity), were all largely unchanged. Average hours worked in manufacturing and core manufacturing orders both edged upward. Consumer sentiment (smoothed) rose; sentiment has been supported by the recent rapid decline in gasoline prices. The interest rate spread continued its decline in January as overseas investors sought the safety of U.S. assets The two indicators suggest ongoing growth in Oregon at an above average pace of activity. The ongoing U.S. economic expansion provides sufficient support to expect that Oregon’s economy will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. www.econforum.uoregon.edu/indexes.html.


New Businesses Licenses

Bend: 54 New Business Licenses from February 7 – March 9, 2015

1905 Real Estate
Belle Vie
Bright Star Adult Foster Home
Bright Star II
Busy Beaver’s Playcare
Canyon River Ventures, LP
Central Oregon Asphalt
Central Oregon Lawn Care
Chad Wilks Construction
Charie Photo
Crabapple Cottage
Desert Dweller
Dirty Dog Grooming, LLC
Doug Lowe Construction
Dr. Jollys
Dunlap Fine Homes
Eazy Electric, Inc.
Epic Roadside Service & Towing
Flickler Property Management
Freedom Chiropractic & Massage
G&S Customs
Global Bites Bend
Halcyon Bodyworks
Happy Pets Unleashed
High Lakes Health Care
Hollis Reefer and Diesel
J & D Homes, LLC
Jangala Marketing
Jasson Properties
JB Delivery Source
Katie Hayden-Lewis MA LPC
Kohl, Inc.
Linda Sherkerdemian, LPC
Michael Wilkens
Minuteman Press Cascades
Modus Transportation, LLC
Newport Vrbo
Optimizing Presence
Paul Harvey Woodworks
Perzina Pianos America, LLC
Pointe Pest Control, LLC
Precision Estimating
Progreen Construction
Property Brothers, LLC
Rally Crossfit
Revolver Menswear, LLC
Riverhouse Hotel
The Mack Nanny
Tumalo Mill Shaved Ice
Vector Volcano Classic
Whitney Hoisington, LMT

Redmond: 180 New Business Licenses & Renewals in February 2014

A B C M Communications LLC
A Cuppa Doodle Do
Aaron Graphics & Promotions
Abc Fence Co, Inc.
Above The Thorns Counseling
Absolute Recreation Services
Adam’s Clothing Industries, LLC
Aic Insurance Agency
Air Pros Redmond LLC
Air Tech Hvac/R.Inc
All-In-1 Legal Services
Am-1 Roofing Inc
American Sprinklers Inc
Auto Experts LLC
Back Door Studios
Bar Seven A Companies
Barrett Business Services Inc
Bat’s Home Improvement
Bella Vista Irrigation & Landscape Inc
Bend Memorial Clinic Pc
Body Kneads Massage
Bottoms, Boots, Bags, & Bling
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Redmond/Terrebonne
Bryans Automotive Unlimited, Inc
Burke’s Barber Shop
Burkley Realty
C & G Electric
C L Printing & Copy Center, Inc
Carlitos Way Detailing & Cleaning
Carpet Co Wholesale Com
Cascade Electric Service Inc
Cascade Medical Imaging, LLC
Cascade Weddings & Events, LLC
Cascades Professional Group
Central Oregon Disability Support Network
Central Oregon Eyecare, Pc
Central Oregon Resort Realty
Central Oregon Sound And Security, LLC
Central Oregon Sports Massage
Clima-Tech Corp
Commercial Refrigeration Service
Cowgirl Candy
Crossfit Breakthrough
Cs Construction
Dale The Mobile Mechanic
Dan’s Highland Barber Shop
Dave’s Tool Repair
Dd Concrete, LLC
Del Barber Excavation Inc
Deschutes Plumbing Company Inc
Diego’s Sk
Dollar Tree #1989
Ecoatm, Inc.
Elevate Massage Therapy
Elkhorn Guide Service
En-Tire Tan
Eternal Tattoo Company
Farmers Insurance LLC
Fine Fit & Finish, Llc
Five T’s Computer Repair
Full Draw Construction
Funk It Services, LLC
Git R Done Construction
Gothic Chic
Great Clips – Red Rock
Green Thumb Industries Inc
Hands-On Bodywork & Massage
Harsh Patel / Gift Card Buyer
High Desert Home Theatre, LLC
Iitr Truck Driving School
Intense Cleaning Unit (I.C.U.)
Interior Ideas Of Redmond, Ltd
Interior Ideas Of Redmond, Ltd
Intuitive Towing And Transportation
Ironman Plumbing
Jeff Larkin Realty
Johnsons Specialties LLC
Julie Branaugh Counseling
Ka Veltman Concrete LLC
Kallberg Construction
Karsten Accounting & Tax Services
Katrina Sholes Cleaning Services
Kleins Irrigation & Landscape
Kona’z Kustomz, LLC
Kronsberg Electric Inc
Krystal A. Simmons Photography
Latreia Dance Academy
Lavender Thrift & Gift LLC
Legacy Realty, LLC
Linos Landscaping Maintenance Inc
Lk Home Management
M L L Delivery
Mack Of All Trades
Madaline’s Grill Sth
Majesty’s Animal Products
Manuel’s Appliance Repair
Marci Aplin-Scott Dmd
Mario’s Automotive Detailing
Mhi Corp
Mi Cielo Mexican Restaurant
Mike’s Lock And Key
Moser Graphics, Inc
Mr Vac Carpet & Dryer Vent Cleaning, Inc
Murphy Saw Shop Inc
Neat Freaks Cleaning Service
New Priorities Family Services
Northwest Job Site Maintenance, LLC
Northwest Mortgage Advisors
Northwest Quality Roofing, LLC
Oasis Tropical Fish
One Strategy.Net
Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza
Paulina Springs Books
Pcc Structurals – Schlosser
Perfection Plus Auto Detailing
Pihuamos Tacos
Plus Property Management LLC
Precious Curves
Property Inspections And Evaluations
Ranch Truck & Auto
Redmond Antique Mall
Redmond Dairy Queen
Redmond Firearms LLC
Redmond Health Care Center
Redmond Tires
Redmond Welding And Contracting
Rick’s Auto Service, LLC
Ridgemont Apartments
Rimrock Veterinary Clinic
Risse Racing Technology, Inc
Rocket Coffee
Rocket Coffee
Rogers Building Company
Ryan Hopson Construction LLC
S & J Cleaners
Saldanas Construction And Maintenance LLC
Salon Renaissance
Scheidt & Bachmann Usa, Inc.
Seven Peaks Electric, Inc
Sheila’s Care Home
Shepherd Heating & Air Conditioning
Sheri L. Matheis Independent Insurance
Sheryl Lillegard
Soledad Segoviano’s Cleaning
St Charles Cancer Center Redmond
St Charles General Surgery
St Charles Medical Center
St Charles Pulmonary Clinic
St Charles Sleep Center
Starbucks #9533
Stone By Stone Construction
Storage Central Llc
Straight Edge Maintenance
Summit Cleaning Solutions
Ten Peaks Salon And Spa
Tesoro Moe’s Payless Food Mart
The Jerk Kings
The Redmond Family Medicine Center
The Shabbie Attic
The Soap Box Bath, Body & Gifts
Thrive Personal Training
Timbers Bar And Grill (North)
Top Pin Archery Pro Shop
Torque Factory LLC
Trac Towing
Treasure Valley Coffee Of Central Oregon
Triumph Fitness
Umpqua Bank
Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill
Van Winkle Excavating LLC
Visible Changes Salon
Viviana’s Housecleaning
Washington Trust Bank
Well Plumbed LLC
Westside Concrete Accessories, Inc
Yozamp Construction LLC
Zipidy Do Dog Daycare

Sisters: 5 New Business Licenses February 2015

Tend UR Blessing Child Care
Dave’s Home, Inc.
Steven J. Rasmussen Const.
Karjala LLC Yo Bean
Massage by Michelle, LLC

Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport

February Enplanements 2015 19,357 – 2014 17,502 (up 1,855 passengers)
February Deplanements 2015 19,118- 2014 18,209 (up 909 passengers)


Mortgage Records – Deschutes County Clerks Office

Notices of Default, February 2015 – 14 notices, 50% increase from February 2014
Notices of Recission, February 2015 – 4 notices, 33.3% increase from February 2014
Modification/Amendment on Deed of Trust or Mortgage, February 2015 – 28 modifications filed, 15.9% decrease from February 2014
Lien Completion Notice, February 2015 – 54 completions filed, 5.9% decrease from February 2014


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