“Business Oregon” just certified a large industrial piece of land in Redmond as 'Project Ready.' Getting that designation means that a company locating on the 95 acre site could start construction could start within 180 days. Mayor George Endicott says the are trying to send out the message that Redmond is open for business. "Its just one more of those tools in the tool kit to try and help us develop. Any roadblock we can remove from developers the better off we are, and its a concentrated process. It took awhile, but we got it done and so we're competitive now in terms of attracting good companies.” Many of Oregon's highest profile business relocation and expansions have occurred on "certified" sites. Examples include Facebook in Prineville, Subaru in Portland and Google in the Dalles. The "Desert Rise Opportunity Site" is located near East Antler Avenue and NE 17th Avenue.