REDMOND MAGAZINE

OUR COMMUNITY


 

Welcome

Located in the heart of beautiful Central Oregon, Redmond is the perfect community to spend an active vacation or to call home. Redmond has something for everyone.

Within a short drive are many premier attractions including wonderful fishing lakes, beautiful parks, Smith Rock State Park and Mt. Bachelor, one of the nationís leading ski areas.

After a busy day you can spend some quality time in downtown Redmond. There you will find numerous unique shops and stores offering a wide variety of products.

Redmond also offers a splendor of wonderful eateries. Enjoy fine coffees, home made pastries, or an evening of fine dining.

Weather

Redmond enjoys the dry climate of the high desert. Sunny days, low humidity and cool nights. Winters range from an average high in the 40s to lows in the 20s. Summer days are perfect for outdoor activities averaging in the 80s.

Driving to Redmond

From Miles
Medford 235
Mt. Bachelor 35
Portland 130
Salem 160
Seattle 370

Flying to Redmond

Horizon Air and United Express service is available from Portland and Seattle. All flights serve the Redmond Airport.

Employment

(Courtesy Economic Development for Central Oregon)

Central Oregon is a region of abundance. It's evident in almost every aspect of the way we live. Scenic beauty and recreational getaways are right out the back door. Natural resources have helped to build vibrant communities that attract people who share an enthusiasm and zest for living. And we have one of the most robust economies in the West.

This is the kind of place where people bring their lives into focus. The payoff for working hard is more time to play hard. More time for families to enjoy community activities. More time to achieve personal and professional goals.

Newcomers are often surprised by the diverse range of skills and expertise in the local workforce. Employers find dedicated employees attracted by the Central Oregon lifestyle, who are determined to make their mark in the community. A growing high technology sector, a thriving professional services economy, and retailing and manufacturing of all types complement the historic recreation and wood products-based industries.

Public and private organizations often join forces to provide educational opportunities and job training programs for specific businesses. A local council of governments provides free recruiting and skills assessment services to local businesses. Moderate wages and low unionization rates contribute to a favorable climate for employers.


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