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|Articles - May 2013|
|Monday, April 29, 2013|
BY BRANDON SAWYER
TriMet, Oregon’s biggest transit agency, took passengers for a bumpy ride last year — reducing service, cutting routes, eliminating its “Free Rail Zone” and raising fares. But the agency boosted passenger miles 5% to 472 million for the 12 months ending June 2012 and increased boarding rides 2% to 103.3 million. Smaller transit systems are also gaining momentum. Corvallis Transit became entirely fareless in 2011 with a citywide tax, and Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley Transportation District received a three-year federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant in April 2012, allowing it to introduce evening and Saturday service. Since then, ridership has increased 24%. Paige Townsend, RVTD senior planner, notes that transit use has been on the rise nationally, with a 1.6% increase in the second quarter of 2012. Figures from the National Transit Database provide a 2010-2011 comparison of agencies around the state.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR
"Shipping containers to Portland is like waiting for a bus that travels once a day."
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.
Friday, March 20, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Join us to celebrate and network with Oregon’s best green workplaces!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
There are 278 companies licensed to operate as brewery, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Here are three new beer-making hubs slated to open soon.
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 COURTNEY SHERWOOD | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Marijuana is big business in Oregon, and it’s about to get bigger.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.
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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.