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|Thursday, June 01, 2006|
The biggest surprise in this month’s survey is how our readers greeted the idea of relaxing Oregon’s land-use laws to make way for more development. Of the 715 respondents to our online survey conducted by Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, 51% say they favor relaxing land-use laws, while 49% say they are opposed. Considering the lopsided victory of Measure 37 last year, it’s striking that our readers appear more evenly split.
Also notable is that while respondents say rising property prices have not propelled them and their businesses out of Oregon, Eric Fruits, senior economist with Portland-based economic consulting firm ECONorthwest, predicts that an exodus still will happen, but because of taxes, not property prices. “In the next few years, you’re going to see a flow of people across the river to do their business,” Fruits says, because the tax system in Washington is more beneficial to small professional firms. Ah, taxes. Watch this space in upcoming issues for an exploration of that second thing that no one escapes.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Vacasa may lack the name recognition of Airbnb. But not for long.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER
How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.
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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.
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.
The Commission helps to advance the professionalism, equality and efficiency of Oregon's judicial branch of government.