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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.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Citing the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Friday, June 06, 2014
BY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.
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