LA PINE, OR -- Scott Orman has been named Economic Development Director for Sunriver and La Pine through EdCo - Economic Development for Central Oregon. "La Pine is the youngest City in the State of Oregon, and they're a little bit behind in terms of how they navigate and where they are in comparison to Bend or Redmond, but the opportunities here are greater than anywhere else in Central Oregon."
His position has always been part time before now. He's looking forward to working full tiem, helping the area grow. "There's a lot of little things that I'll be able to work with the community leaders here to do, in addition to, my primary focus, which is bringing new businesses to La Pine." Orman intends to focus on Community assists, capitalizing on what makes Sunriver and La Pine so attractive to new businesses. He lives in Sunriver, and believes La Pine is Central Oregon's next great opportunity for growth. "We have low land prices, we have plenty of industrial spots available that are shovel ready for building, all the infrastructure's in place and we have two housing developments going up, and with the congestion of the Bend and Redmond areas, the overflow is going to end up here, and I just looked at that as an opportunity."
EdCo is committed to helping businesses move, start, and grow in Central Oregon. Orman intends to focus on how EdCo can help support the leadership and residents of La Pine and Sunriver, to make sure smart decisions are made as growth is happening.