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The university’s new collaboration with the city will help OSU alleviate neighborhood livability concerns, says spokesman Todd Simmons. “There is a different engagement between city staff and university staff that we hope is easing tensions,” he says, adding the university also wants to build at least one new residence hall over the next few years.
Four years after Hewlett-Packard made its last big round of layoffs, Corvallis is beginning to tackle a classic metropolitan problem: how to spur economic growth while retaining livability. It’s no easy task. Even as the city seeks to resolve issues of “town and gown,” city councilors have yet to fund core staff positions associated with the new economic development plan, leaving many action items in limbo. “To move ahead with the strategy, we need to have that staffing model in place,” says Ken Gibb, the city’s community development director.
Despite uncertainties, public and private sector leaders are confident the city will rise to the occasion. “Corvallis is a little jewel,” says Pat Lampton, owner of Inkwell, a downtown home store. “There’s just a new reality that the economy is something we need to pay attention to that had been sidelined before.”
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened a third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; a Bend outpost broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Picking a business partner is not much different than choosing a spouse or life partner, and the business break-up can be as heart-wrenching and costly as divorce.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
We get the education we deserve.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger. About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.
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