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NEOEDD’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Northeast Oregon.

The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is a public organization established in 1985. Baker, Union and Wallowa counties formed the District by Intergovernmental Agreement as a way to enhance community and economic development services in the region.

Our staff members are dedicated to the communities they serve in northeast Oregon and have strong business networking, facilitation, financial, organizational and project development skills.

If you are starting or growing a business, ask us about our business finance and business training programs.

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NEOEDD Offers Free Social Media and Website Workshops

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is teaming up with MPzero Studios to provide "Social Media Marketing" and "Build Your Own Website" workshops this spring—free of charge! Pre-registration is required.

Social Media Marketing
A business's online presence and interactions on the internet increasingly dictate whether a potential customer will buy its products or services. Learn the tools and effective, evidence-based strategies that work for online marketing. The two-day workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in:
April 29 and 30: Baker County Library, 2400 Resort St. in Baker City
May 6 and 7: EOU Small Business Development Center, 1607 Gekeler Lane, Room 147 in La Grande

Build Your Own Website
Business owners will determine what they really need in a website, and then review the strengths and limitations of free website tools including Wix, Weebly, and WordPress. This two-day workshop will be held May 18 and 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Wallowa County. Location to be announced.

The workshops will be led by MPzero Studios, La Grande: Gabe Blodgett, co-owner and director of marketing and engineering, will be the lead instructor for both workshops. Miranda Warren, co-director of marketing, will be the assistant trainer at "Social Media Marketing." Phil Stoaks, co-owner and director of design and customer service, will be the assistant trainer at "Build Your Own Website." MPzero provides a variety of web-design, branding and marketing services.

“These workshops are a great opportunity for business-owners to explore the options and tools that are available to promote their products or services,” says NEOEDD Executive Director Lisa Dawson.

There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. The cost of the workshops is covered by a Community Development Block Grant provided to Baker County, which requires confidential income verification of workshop participants. Contact or 541-426-3598 to request a registration form.