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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, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT
Tillamook expands its tourism niche.
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More than 350 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s sixth annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE
I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex fast changing business environment.
Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
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