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Bend-Redmond second hottest job market in U.S.

Bend-Redmond second hottest job market in U.S.

Bend-Redmond ranks as the second best city for job growth in America.

With a 26.6% job growth rate, the Bend-Redmond metropolitan area is seeing job growth in construction, mining and logging at an annual 11.6 percent growth rate, education and health services at 6.3 percent and manufacturing at 5.4 percent.

The hottest job markets today are mid-sized cities with universities and large employers. The national unemployment rate hovers at 3.7 percent, while Bend-Redmond is at 3.4 percent.

Here are the top 10 cities with job growth in the country:
Lake Charles, Louisiana             28.3 percent
Bend-Redmond, Oregon           26.6 percent
Elkhart, Indiana                          24 percent
St. George, Utah                        23.4 percent
Greeley, Colorado                     21.1 percent
Gainesville, Georgia                  20.9 percent
Fayetteville, Arkansas               20 percent
Boise City, Idaho                      18.6 percent
Austin, Texas                            18.4 percent
Reno, Nevada                          18 percent

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

National Cyber Security Awareness Tips

This month marks the 15th year of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)—an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provide resources to help Americans stay safe online. Cybersecurity is a broad term used to describe different protective measures you can take to keep your computer and personal information safe. It… Continue Reading

Enjoy a free preview month of Sportsman Channel in October

Enjoy a free preview month of Sportsman Channel in October

If you love hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure, you’re in luck. During the entire month of October, BendBroadband customers can enjoy a free preview of the Sportsman Channel. With nearly 200 shows to choose from, the Sportsman Channel has the perfect show for every outdoorsman. Here are some examples of what the Sportsman Channel has… Continue Reading

Get to know Spoken Moto

Get to know Spoken Moto

When we set out to create Go Faster, our new High-Speed Internet commercial, we knew we wanted to feature not only the beautiful scenery around Central Oregon, but also a local business. Given the spot’s motorcycle theme, we reached out to the cool crew at Spoken Moto, Bend’s destination location for high-octane espresso, local taps,… Continue Reading

Spoken Moto featured in new BendBroadband ad

Spoken Moto featured in new BendBroadband ad

Heads up, Central Oregon: Our new commercial is on the air, and it features lots of speed and an eyeful of beautiful local scenery. It’s called Go Faster, and it’s the latest in a long-running series of BendBroadband commercials that highlight our ultra-fast Internet service. This time, the 30-second spot follows a motorcycle enthusiast throughout… Continue Reading

6 back-to-school lunch ideas

6 back-to-school lunch ideas

School is officially back in session, which means it’s time to start packing lunchboxes again. The reliable peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich might do the trick for the first few weeks of school, but it gets boring as the school year goes on. Coming up with fun lunch ideas that are… Continue Reading

Cheers to 99 Years: Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 1-5

Cheers to 99 Years: Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo, Aug. 1-5

Funnel cake and elephant ears. Lemonade and slushies.  Deep fried Twinkies and something Deschutes calls “Tortatoes.” All of this and more can be found at the 99th Annual Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Aug. 1-5. Held at the Deschutes County Expo Center, the five-day event is a fully booked fair, carnival and rodeo.  BendBroadband is… Continue Reading