BEND, OR -- More than 300 new businesses registered in Bend, in August; that's a 51% increase over the previous year and 34 more than in July. Bend business attorney Jeff Eager says it was the largest year-over-year jump for Bend, ever. Although, he admits last year’s stats may have been depressed by the eclipse and wildfire smoke.
So far this year, local entrepreneurs have registered 2,448 businesses, 309 of those in August. That's compared to 2,270, between January and August 2017.
Courtesy: Bend Entrepreneur Report, Eager Law P.C.