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|Articles - April 2014|
|Thursday, March 27, 2014|
BY BRANDON SAWYER
Travel itself is an export, and U.S. international travel and passenger-fare exports accounted for a record $180.7 billion in 2013, a 9% increase over 2012 and a $57.1 billion trade surplus per the U.S. Commerce Department. In Oregon, Dean Runyan Associates estimates that travel and tourism generated $9.6 billion in economic impact and directly supported nearly 94,000 jobs last year. International travelers through Portland International Airport (PDX) grew 1.4% in 2013, returning to prerecession levels, and Travel Oregon estimates this group spent more than $485 million statewide in 2012. Besides passengers, the top air cargo exports at PDX are electronic components in terms of value and fresh fruit in terms of tonnage. Key to Oregon’s stake are two nonstop international flights at PDX, to Amsterdam and Narita, Japan. Combined, they were associated with $215.9 million in local business revenues, 2,822 jobs earning $87.6 million in wages, and $8.3 million in state and local taxes in 2011.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Oregon is known for its green-minded citizens, and many workers are attracted to firms and organizations that practice green, not just pay lip service to it.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG
For Far West Fibers, one of Oregon's largest and oldest mixed-recycling companies, garbage alchemy has long been big business.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The CEO of Axiom EPM, Peri Pierone, and the co-founder of McMenamins, Mike McMenamin, share their recent reads.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Oregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.
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