Community & Economic Development

COVID19 / “Coronavirus” Resources

Central Oregon Covid-19 Small Business Grants: www.coic.org/grant

General resources for businesses and employees: www.centraloregonsos.com

SBA programs:

Community and economic development is a key function for individual Central Oregon cities and counties, and the region as a whole has significant community development needs and opportunities.

As a regional Council of Governments, COIC’s mission includes providing a means for the region to work together to identify issues and needs which are regional in scope; achieve concurrence for cooperative actions; and achieve goals in areas including transportation, regional economic development, land use and public infrastructure, natural resources and environmental protection, public safety and emergency management, human services, education, and workforce development.

In addition to supporting region-scale activities, COIC provides project-specific community development services for individual communities, governments, businesses, and other partner organizations. These services are offered to:

      1. Facilitate multi-stakeholder strategic planning and problem-solving;
      2. Identify resources to help fund priority projects, and potentially develop and administer grants; and
      3. Provide staffing capacity that our member jurisdictions may not have the ability to support.

To learn about our projects, click on the following:

For more information on COIC’s Community and Economic Development services and department, please contact:
Scott Aycock at (541) 548-9523 | Email

Our CED Staff

Scott Aycock

Scott Aycock

Community and Economic Development Manager


Vernita Ediger

Vernita Ediger

Natural Resources Program Administrator


Janel Ruehl

Janel Ruehl

Program Administrator


Dana Richards

Dana Richards

Program Coordinator


Sienna Fitzpatrick

Sienna Fitzpatrick

Rural Development RARE Participant


COIC Administration,  Community & Economic Development & Loans, and CET Hawthorne Station
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Bear Creek Office and Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm