BEND, Ore. -

Economic Development for Central Oregon is pleased to announce the hiring of Caprielle Foote-Lewis to lead business and economic development efforts for the greater Sisters area. 

The program is a partnership of the City of Sisters, Deschutes County, local businesses and EDCO.  In this role, she will manage recruitment efforts to attract new companies, work to help local traded-sector companies grow, and coordinate ongoing industry development efforts in the Sisters area. Foote-Lewis’ employment with EDCO is scheduled to begin November 4, 2013. 

BBSI conducted the professional search on behalf of EDCO for the Economic Development Manager position. A local group of business and government leaders in Sisters formed the hiring committee for EDCO that reviewed and interviewed finalists. “Caprielle brings a unique perspective to the position and EDCO team in that she has actually been a local traded-sector business owner,” said Eric Strobel, Area Manager for BBSI, who led the recruitment. 

Most recently, Foote-Lewis was VP and co-founder of M-Press Packaging, Inc., a Redmond-based manufacturer of thermoformed paperboard products for the foodservice industry.  Prior to that venture she gained experience in medical device and pharmaceutical sales and account management, serving as an Account Executive for Bergen Brunswig/Durr Medical and Sales Executive with BioGenex Laboratories.  Earlier in her career she worked in supporting roles in the medical and veterinary practice fields.  She is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS, ASCI (pre-med/pre vet).  She has been a resident of Sisters since 2005. 

“We’ve had three rounds of quality candidates since June and Caprielle is the person we’ve been looking for to fill this important role. We have a lot to do and I’m eager for her to get started,” said Sisters City Manager Andrew Gorayeb.    

About Economic Development for Central Oregon

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a private non-profit corporation founded 32 years ago and dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving regional economy by attracting new investment and traded-sector jobs (manufacturing, professional, headquarters and high technology businesses) through marketing, recruitment and substantive assistance to existing companies. Learn more about EDCO at www.edcoinfo.com.