When asked what needs to be done to get the area back to a more business-friendly environment, Casey says to look no further than this November's election.

"Citizens, when they vote, they need to pay attention whether a new incoming (city) councilor is going to be business-friendly," Casey said, "and recognize that economic growth will help us all in the community."

On the other hand, the Bend Chamber reported a significant uptick in business in the first quarter of this year, and the second quarter is looking good, too.

"Attitudes are much better than they have been for the past three or four years," Casey said.

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