Home Archives February 2007 Bankruptcies remain scarce

Bankruptcies remain scarce

| Print |  Email
Thursday, February 01, 2007

After a dramatic rise before (and fall after) the introduction of stricter federal bankruptcy laws in late 2005, Oregon filings have steadied out at a greatly reduced rate: In 2006, the average number of business and personal filings per month were 21 and 548, respectively, compared to 93 and 2,587 per month in 2005. As shown in the table, Oregon had 228 residents per bankruptcy filing for the year ended September 2006. The rate of filings per population was lower nationwide as well as in Idaho, Washington and California. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Oregon suffered a disproportionate share of U.S. business bankruptcies, nearing 8% of them in fiscal year 1999, but its share has trended down to 2.3% in fiscal year 2006, much closer to the 1.2% share of the U.S. population residing in the state.
0207Indicators1.gif0207Indicators2.gif 0207Indicators3.gif
Have an opinion? E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

More Articles

What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


Read more...

Q & A with Chuck Eggert

News
Thursday, March 06, 2014
03.06.14 thumb pacfoodsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


Read more...

The solution to youth unemployment

News
Thursday, February 27, 2014
02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


Read more...

Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

News
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


Read more...

Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


Read more...

Green your workplace

News
Thursday, April 03, 2014
100Green14logo200oxBY OB STAFF

Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


Read more...

How to help your staff solve their own problems

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS