EDCO Releases Largest Employers List for Central Oregon 


Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the 2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers List, complete with breakouts of the top employers in each Central Oregon community. This data, collected by EDCO annually for the past 20 years, is the most comprehensive major employer list in Central Oregon.

This year, the top 50 private companies collectively employ nearly 21,000 Central Oregonians, or roughly 21.9 percent of the region’s 2020 annual average total non-farm employment of 95,790. St. Charles Health System tops the list again, employing over 4,600 people regionwide.

According to the Oregon Employment Department, 77 percent of Oregon establishments have nine or fewer employees and the average private establishment employed roughly 11 people in 2020.

“Our team is especially appreciative that our private and public employers were willing to provide this information given the events of the past 12 months,” said Roger Lee, CEO of EDCO. “The top employers list provides a perspective of the important role larger organizations play in our economy even as most jobs still come from small, often young, businesses.”

When evaluating the region for investment and new or expanded operations, companies often turn to EDCO for information about the existing employment base and largest private employers from both the traded-sector (manufacturers, high technology and professional service companies) and non-traded sector (retail and commercial businesses, education, healthcare, hospitality, construction, etc.). EDCO’s regional list features private (for-profit and nonprofit) employers, while those at the community level include both private and public employers.

To view the lists in their entirety, click on the links below:

2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Bend
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Redmond
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Jefferson County
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Crook County
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Sisters
2021 Central Oregon Largest Employers — Sunriver_La Pine

Data for the lists is self-reported and not audited, so are only to be used as an informational guideline. Some businesses chose not to participate in these lists and are therefore excluded.



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