The 100 Best Companies survey is open

Friday, October 24, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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Two Sides of the Coin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


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Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


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Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


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October surprise

Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


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Innovation: a critique

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.


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Semiconductor purgatory

Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


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100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


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100 Best Nonprofits announced

Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


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Gone Girl

Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


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Two Sides of the Coin

Friday, September 26, 2014
0926 iphone6-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

This post focuses on the recent release of the new Apple iPhone as well as Alibaba's IPO, the largest U.S. IPO in history.


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Our Featured Stories

  • A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy
    BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

    Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.

  • Woman of Steel
    BY LINDA BAKER

    Tamara Lundgren tackles the challenges—without getting trampled.

  • Revenge Forestry
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.

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Greenbrier joins $2B club

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The railcar maker made $2.2 billion in revenue during its 2014 fiscal year.

Astoria tops West Coast ports in pounds of fish

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NOAA Fisheries Service reports 159 million pounds of fish valued at $50 million landed at the docks at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Eugene tells Uber to stop service

Thursday, October 30, 2014

City officials have ordered the ride-sharing service to cease operations in the area or be fined.

Downtown Portland hotel to receive $10M makeover

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Hotel Vintage Plaza will undergo a complete remodel and rebranding in January.

Oregon businesses have a say in employee pot use

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Drug use policies will remain the employer's decision if Measure 91 is passed.

Alta Bicycle Share sold to New York investors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Portland-based bike-sharing company was purchased by Bikeshare Holdings for about $40 million.

Lattice Semiconductor to move Hillsboro HQ

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The chipmaker's new headquarters will be located in the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland.

Bright.md raises $1M seed round

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Portland-based company developed a software that aims to enhance communication between physicians and patients.

Reports say SolarWorld will expand

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Hillsboro-based solar panel factory has plans to ramp up its U.S. manufacturing capacity.

Oregon natural gas rates to increase in 2015

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Northwest Natural will increase overall rates by 3.4% on homes and businesses in the state; Avista will increase by 8.3%.

Portland businesses find paid sick day law problematic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Bureau of Labor and Industries has received 72 complaints about the ordinance so far.

Salem city council considers Uber's legality

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The transportation service has been operating illegally since July.

Private investment firm purchases two Beaverton corporate parks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Starwood Capital Group bought more than 1.2 million square feet of office and flex space in a $164.1 million deal.

Oregon to test pay-per-mile gas tax option

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Department of Transportation will begin spearheading the trial July 2015 with 5,000 volunteers.

New Goodwill Outlet to open in Northeast Portland

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The new 173,000-square foot location will mark the company's 50th store since 1927.

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