New Bend Business Registrations Dipped 6% from June
Following a slow June, Central Oregon business registrations slowed a bit further in July, with Bend’s figure dropping by 6%. That’s according to today’s edition of the monthly Bend Entrepreneur Report from Bend business attorneys at EagerLaw PC.
June saw 249 new business registrations in Bend. The July tally was 233 – a 6% decrease.
Statewide Registrations Slowed slightly in June; Regional Numbers Mixed
Statewide, new business registrations dipped by 3%. Despite its decline in registrations in July, Bend (the seventh-largest city in the state by population) regained its second-place position for total number of new registrations, second only to Portland. Throughout Central Oregon, Redmond logged 42 new registrations in July, versus 42 in June. Prineville dipped from 18 in June to 14 in July. La Pine remained relatively consistent, with 13 in July versus 14 in June.
Bend Stabilizing Registrations
After a 21% drop from May to June, Bend’s numbers stabilized somewhat for July. As 2017 is the first year of the Bend Entrepreneur Report, it remains to be seen whether this is a typical summer slow-down or something else. The August figures will be interesting due to the disruption and/or opportunities presented by the eclipse.