|Oregon bankruptcies spike, then fall sharply||| Print ||
The rush of new bankruptcies last year, in advance
Trade steps up
Strong housing markets deserve much of the credit for the recent strength of the Paciﬁc
— Excerpted from Marple’s Paciﬁc Northwest Letter, editor Michael Parks. For information on this biweekly report on Northwest economic trends, visit www.marples.com.
Diversified mix stabilizes financial activities
The ﬁnancial activities sector covers a variety of industries — banking, real estate, auto
But stability in real estate and leasing moderated eﬀects on the broad sector. In 2005, the opposite occurred as ﬁnance employment surged and real estate slowed. But jobs in real estate and leasing still account for a larger share of ﬁnancial activities employment in Oregon than in the United States. This factor, among others, has kept the sector’s wages consistently below the national average.
— Emily Stuart, employment economist, Oregon Employment Department
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Oregon Business magazine's 5th annual
100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
As you probably know by now, The Vernon Company is a national leader in the promotional products industry with annual sales of over $60 million. We are a family owned business, led by the fourth generation of the Vernon family.