In partnership, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and City of Ashland presents the 2016 Economic Development Video Series showcasing the thriving industries that make Ashland and the Rogue Valley such a dynamic place to do live and do business.  The Video Series was created by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Ashland.  The video was produced by Darren Campbell in conjunction with the Ashland Chamber and edited by Jayson Wynkoop.  The videos are housed throughout this Portal.  

Technology/Innovation in Ashland

Ashland and the Rogue Valley have experienced growth in the high tech sector in the last ten years that reveals an industry with great potential for expansion and development of highly skilled, well-paying jobs. Our area attracts high tech entrepreneurs who value our quality of life and highly educated workforce. 
The industry cluster of high tech and computer systems design and related services employment has 56 firms in Jackson County with 25 of them in Ashland underscoring a hub of activity. Not only does Ashland have almost half of the firms in this industry, but the payroll of these jobs is 10% higher than in the rest of the county at $64,479 annually compared to $ 60,963 in Jackson County. 

Technology businesses by their very nature are not place bound but have the flexibility to be located anywhere and we are fortunate they have chosen Ashland and the Rogue Valley as their home.​

Video produced by Hillary Demmon who teaches at Southern Oregon University,
works with the MDA program and has her own business as a videographer.



Innovation Technology

Our first Industry Spotlight . . . read more

Business Perspectives


Project A / Ashland Home Net

Jim Teece and Dena Matthews founded Project A in Glendale, Arizona in 1990.  After she graduated with a Masters . . . read more


FlowJo, LLC

FlowJo, LLC develops and distributes FlowJo, the leading data analysis software for flow cytometry . . . 
read more



News Stories


High-Tech and Computer Systems Design and Related Services Employment in the Rogue Valley​

Guy R. Tauer, Regional Economist, 
541-776-6060 ext. 240

Click here for the full story . . . 


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