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|Articles - May 2014|
|Monday, April 28, 2014|
BY KIM MOORE
Wine consumption in the U.S. is growing, and wine-producing states are benefiting from the higher demand. A record 856 million gallons of wine was consumed in the U.S. in 2012, a 15% increase over 2008. The value of production in Oregon increased by 42% between 2011 and 2012 on the back of a 19% rise in grape prices and greater production. Case sales, including domestic and exports, are estimated to have increased by 17% between 2011 and 2012. The total value of Oregon’s wine sales is estimated to have increased to more than $300 million for the first time in 2012. California remains a leader in wine production, dwarfing other states. In 2012 California produced 4 million tons of wine grapes, Washington produced 188,000 tons and Oregon produced 50,186 tons. Pinot noir dominates Oregon’s wine market, with total value of production of the red wine variety increasing by 43% between 2011 and 2012 to $11.4 million. Other grape varieties are also growing: The value of production of syrah is up by 97%; pinot blanc, 103%; and pinot gris, 43%.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Gene Pelham, CEO of Rogue Credit Union.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Floor plans embrace the great wide open.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR
An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Oregon Business celebrated the 100 Best Green Workplaces with an awards luncheon yesterday at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
More than 250 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s seventh annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.
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Oregon-based Environments helps companies create inspired workspaces. “Simply put, we help companies future-proof their workspaces,” says Chris Corrado, president. Since 1988,Environments has witnessed firsthand the changing landscape of business. Native Portlander and Environments founder Corrado says, “We help our clients navigate the complex realities of the workplace today and plan for their future in a very mindful, strategic way. We think of ourselves as their partners in the process.”
One hundred years ago, the Willamette River might easily have been mistaken for a sewer. Unchecked industrial activity and decades of pollution made it unrecognizable compared to the clean river that now flows north for 187 miles from Eugene through the center of Portland.
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