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|Monday, January 01, 2007|
A blizzard of Measure 37 claims fell across the state as 2006 drew to a close with businesses and individuals scrambling to meet a December deadline. More than 3,000 new claims were filed, nearly doubling the total number of filings since Measure 37, which exempts property owners from land-use rules adopted after they purchased their land, was enacted two years ago. “We’re trying to get caught up,” says Sheila Martin, director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University, who is managing a database of claims. Martin says the last-minute filings weren’t surprising, especially since many of the timber companies that supported Measure 37 hadn’t yet filed their claims. Eleventh-hour claims came in from, among others, Stimson Lumber company, which owns 150,000 acres in northwest Oregon, and the Plum Creek Timber Co., which filed the state’s largest claim affecting two coastal counties. Measure 37 opponents 1000 Friends of Oregon is pressuring the Legislature to take a hard look at the ballot measure when lawmakers convene this month.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Oregon Business held its 22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Examining the governor's rapid fall from grace in a "bizarre" and "unprecedented" saga.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY ROBERT MULLIN
A new energy-sharing agreement sparks concerns about independence and collaboration in the region's utility industry.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Everyone knows cell phones and driving are a lethal combination. The risk is especially high for teenage drivers, whose delusions of immortality pose such a threat to us all. Enforcement alas, remains feeble; more promising are pedagogical approaches aimed at getting people to focus on the road, not their devices.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
A conversation with Donna Earley, director of sales and marketing for the Salem Convention Center.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR
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Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.