Central Oregon gets promotional video

Central Oregon gets promotional video

Bend video producer Scott Elnes wants to promote the region's beer, recreation and technology with a music video.

Elnes hopes to strengthen existing businesses, encourage others to relocate to the area, promote its lifestyle and increase tourism with the video, featuring a hip-hop spoof he hopes will go viral.

But while Bend officials appreciate the effort, they do not support it, based on what they've heard.

“The music and lyrics are not in line with the city's economic development vision, and as such we don't support the content of the lyrics or the music," Bend Business Advocate Carolyn Eagan said Thursday. She was expressing the decision made Wednesday by the marketing subcommittee of the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board.

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.