The future looks bright for Central Oregon builders, who will have to embrace technology and higher density development, according to a panel of builders.

With the influx of in-migration occurring in Bend, and a population forecast of 120,000 people by 2028, the need for housing is critical to maintain growth, the panelists said at the Builder’s Perspective Breakfast sponsored by the Central Oregon Builders Association on Wednesday.

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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