Green jobs were the toast of Oregon in April 2002 when Gov. John Kitzhaber, Sen. Gordon Smith and Portland Mayor Vera Katz joined executives from Vestas, the world’s largest wind power manufacturer, to announce the construction of a new factory in Portland that would create more than 1,000 jobs by 2004.
In an attempt to boost residential building, the Springfield City Council in January approved a new program that authorizes it to defer all planning, building and systems development fees for builders until final occupancy permits are secure.
- Oregon unions gain members, face uncertain future growth
- Continued job loss runs through all industries
- Huge patent backlog saps research and startup energy
- Hood River economy holds steady
- 102 years later, still shucking along
- Uncle Ben says: Buy bonds to help Oregon
- Grant struggles with highest unemployment
- Website aims to streamline business process
- Graphic: Oregon university enrollment
- Graphic: Oregon farm potato sales by county
- Graphic: TriMet moves more than 100 million riders
- Graphic: Government jobs grow in 2008
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