Prineville makes top 10 on list of economically dynamic small towns in the nation

Prineville makes the top 10 list of the most economically dynamic towns in the country!

BEND BULLETIN – October 15th, 2022


“The list was published in a report issued by Heartland Forward, a nonprofit focused on improving economic performance, which placed Prineville as number nine on the list of the Most Dynamic Micropolitans for 2022.”

“Heartland Forward ranked micropolitan areas across the United States by studying changes in key economic conditions from 2015 through 2020. The change in employment from September 2020 through September 2021, reflecting the community’s ability to rebound from the early months of the pandemic, was also a factor in the ranking.”

Jason Beebe, the mayor of Prineville, said Prineville has made the list for several years, partially because of the data centers and the jobs they have brought, but also because of the work being put into restoration and conservation projects.