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|Archives - October 2008|
|Wednesday, October 01, 2008|
Despite their far-flung locations, outlet malls are thriving in a down retail market.
BY JASON SHUFFLER
It’s nearly 10 a.m. on a late-summer workday and the vast parking lots of the outlet mall in Woodburn are filling up quickly. The line of shoppers and employees at the mall’s coffee shop continues to grow until, finally, the array of stores open their doors and people file in.
By midday the hum of shopping activity is getting louder, the traffic of people thicker. Kids play on a fort made just for them, while in the food area seniors eat burritos and women push strollers loaded with bags from OshKosh B’Gosh.
Developers see dollar signs and plan to go after them, planning 35 new centers nationwide by 2010. An additional 18 of the existing malls plan to expand their sites, according to VRN. At Woodburn, while shoppers stroll through walkways with stuffed bags from the Gap and Adidas, the sound of hammering is heard as construction crews erect an additional building to house seven more merchants, including J. Crew and Kenneth Cole, when it opens in early 2009.
While scarcer financing has halted the expansion plans for some industries, outlet developers secured money because they’re doing so well, says Chris Sherland, an analyst with the global valuation real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. “They are a proven concept now,” he says.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Oregon Business magazine has named the seventh annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night during an awards dinner at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY GARY FISH
Over the years, many mentors have taught me lessons that have helped shape the way I view the world of work and our business.
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The refugee crisis has put immigration and border issues on the front burner, in Europe and at home. In Oregon, attitudes toward illegal immigration haven’t changed dramatically since 2006.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Training, from the mundane to the sublime, bolsters companies and workers in an uncertain world.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Portland-based startup ImpactFlow recently announced a $5.7 million funding round. CEO and co-founder Tyler Foreman talks about matching businesses with nonprofits, his time at Intel and the changing face of philanthropy.
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