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In response to the COVID-19 situation, Oregon Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) across the state currently remain open and available to assist businesses. All Centers are operating virtually.

Contact your COCC SBDC at 541-383-7290 or to schedule an appointment via phone or video conference.

Local Innovation Summit on May 19Reopening Central Oregon

To help local businesses reopen safely in the wake of COVID-19 closures, OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab is hosting a remote Innovation Summit with the help of COCC’s Small Business Development Center and numerous other economic development organizations, government agencies and successful entrepreneurs.  

The purpose of the summit is to help Central Oregon’s local businesses reopen, and do it in a safe way. The free summit will be on Tuesday, May 19 from 9am to 12pm. 

For the first part of the summit, entrepreneurs and economic development organizations will discuss the rules, protocols and best practices for reopening. Next, each attendee may join a breakout session to learn more about the safety protocols and best practices in their industry.

Information and registration at

Contact us at 541-383-7290 or

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