Bend Entrepreneur Report – 2018 Annual Report
2018 Bend Business Registrations Up 8 % Over 2017
Bend Leads Large Oregon Cities in Registrations Per Population
In 2018, Bend, Oregon entrepreneurs continued to register businesses at a breakneck pace. Oregon Secretary of State records compiled by Bend business law firm, EagerLaw PC, throughout 2018 show that entrepreneurs registered 3,530 new businesses in Bend during the year, up from 3,267 in 2017 – an 8% increase.
There were more businesses registered in Bend in 2018 than in any city in Oregon, other than Portland. More businesses were registered in Bend than in Salem, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Beaverton, all of which have larger populations than Bend. Entrepreneurs registered one business for every 26 residents of Bend during 2018, the most registrations per capita of any medium or large city in the state.
Bend is truly the shining jewel of entrepreneurism in Oregon. It is enjoying a period of economic growth unseen in recent memory. The registration of so many new businesses, and of many different types, should help to continue to diversify the local economy.
EagerLaw PC compiles new Secretary of State new business registrations and issues the monthly Bend Entrepreneur Report.