Redmond is a mid-sized community nestled in Oregon’s High Desert Plateau just east of the Cascade Mountain Range in Central Oregon. Known for its progressive and innovative leadership, the City enjoys a state-wide reputation for its ability to undertake and implement projects and programs that benefit its current and future residents. The demographic profile ranges from young families to retirees.
Long known as the “HUB” of Central Oregon, Redmond has attracted newcomers from all over. During the last 20 years, our city has steadily grown to more than 30,000 citizens today. This has brought about rapid change and remarkable success. Current data tells us the city will be home to 50,000 by 2040. This presents unique challenges and opportunities, such as how to enhance what our community values the most while preserving our culture and character.
Redmond is home to the region’s commercial airport and is located at the crossroads of the main transportation arterials of US Highway 97 and US Highway 126. Redmond offers abundant recreation opportunities in all directions. The community continues to transform itself with new restaurants, brewpubs, boutiques, and lodging, combined with dynamic outdoor recreation activities, a bustling farmers market in the summer, and outdoor ice skating in winter. Add in a few open-air music events and an expansive public art program, and Redmond is fast experiencing a renaissance.
City leadership is dedicated to fostering a business-friendly climate where traditional family-owned enterprises, high-tech industries, and a variety of major corporations all thrive. Redmond is fast-becoming the manufacturing hub for the region, an industry sector that has grown nearly 81% in employment from 2010-2018. Affordable land and lease rates, low utility costs, a skilled workforce, and other incentives have made our city an attractive place to relocate and grow businesses.
Redmond is also home to a growing community of entrepreneurs, who are attracted by the good weather, access to trails and bike paths, quality schools, and multiple world class recreation destinations.
Although no longer a small town, Redmond strives to continue to retain its most valued and defining characteristic that stitches the City’s vision and aspirations together: the small-town character and charm.
Whether you’re looking to start or relocate a business, or exploring whether Redmond is a place you’d like to put down roots, these resources can provide an introduction to the community.