Business Resources of Central Oregon (BRCO) is an information-sharing directory outlining the many help-and-assistance resources available to Bend’s and our region’s entrepreneurs. This website depicts the breadth of our entrepreneurial ecosystem; an entrepreneurial ecosystem being defined as “a foundation of interacting organizations and individuals who want to help entrepreneurs succeed.” The vast majority of the resources comprising that foundation are located in Bend; the sheer number provides our region one of the most – if not THE most – extensive ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.

This BRCO website is managed and maintained by Opportunity Knocks. For further information, contact:

Aly Waibel

Executive Director at Opportunity Knocks

This website has been constructed to serve the following:

  • Bend’s and our region’s existing entrepreneurs and business owners who are looking for assistance.
  • Bend’s and our region’s new entrepreneurs and business owners who have recently relocated and want to learn what resources are available.
  • Business owners and other interested parties from outside our region who are considering relocating to Bend or to our other Central Oregon communities.

We’re proud of the breadth and quality of Bend’s and Central Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s been designed to serve all of our businesses, no matter what they do, who they are, or where their customers may be.

Roger Lee, Executive Director of EDCO

We developed this resource guide to enhance the knowledge of Central Oregon’s entrepreneurs and business owners on the wide variety of business service organizations available. The goal of our entrepreneurial ecosystem is to help our existing businesses grow at the same time we’re recruiting new ones.

Aly Waibel, Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks