Attention entrepreneurs, developers, hackers, engineers, coders, and geeks:

Bend is for techies.

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Whether it’s world-class recreation, sophisticated restaurants, 26 craft breweries, and 150+ annual outdoor events – or the competitive tax environment, low cost of doing business, advanced broadband capabilities, and our robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, we know you'll discover what combination of Bend is right for you.

Bend Lifestyle

Mountain biking, skiing, hiking, snowboarding, fly fishing, trail running, camping, rafting, cycling, stand-up paddleboarding, rock climbing, golfing – you name it, Bend’s got it. Most within a 30-minute drive from downtown Bend.

Not much of a thrill-seeker? Bend’s got you covered too. If big-name concerts, worldly cuisine, cyclepubs, high-end shopping, museums, and waterparks are more your style, we have plenty to offer.

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Business CLIMATE

Bend is "the most entrepreneurial city in America" according to Entrepreneur Magazine.  

Whether you’re a rock star coder looking to join a growing software company or an entrepreneur building your own, Bend has over 40 software companies (many currently looking for talent), and a highly supportive and active entrepreneurial ecosystem - read about the "Big Bend Theory" here. In Bend, we truly work hard and play hard. But don’t take our word for it. Entrepreneur Magazine called Bend “the most entrepreneurial city in America”, and a Kauffman Foundation study reported Bend as having one of the highest startup densities in the nation.


Accelerators, capital, and bandwidth – oh my!

Bend’s tech community knows the importance of high quality mentors, resources, and services to a growing tech business. From FoundersPad to Tech Alliance; Startup Weekends to the Bend Venture Conference; Bend’s first venture fund to our 40+ tech companies; a growing four-year university to having direct flights to six major U.S. markets – Bend has what you need to grow your tech company.

  • Techspace Bend A Tech Alliance of Central Oregon project
  • Startup Weekend
  • Founders Pad Founders Helping Founders
  • BVC Bend Venture Conference


Live where your friends vacation.
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Whether it's cost of living, quality of schools, average commute time, or just knowing your neighbor, Bend offers unbeatable quality of life at a cost that might surprise you.  The average cost of a home is $260,000, average commute time is around 15 minutes, and the average SAT score for high school graduates is 1589.  When you consider these averages, it's easy to see that Bend is anything but.  

Get Connected!

We could keep talking about how great Bend is, but even the greatest stories, photos, and videos don’t do it justice. It’s time to discover Bend for yourself. Check out the resources available for planning your trip and let us know when you’ll be in town. When you’re done playing, we’ll be happy to connect you with our tech community and business resources. Heck, we’ll even help you unpack when you move here!

Economic Development for Central Oregon
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