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|Thursday, February 01, 2007|
Bend in the Road
Fast-growing Redmond doesn’t want to become another expensive city that drives out its workforce. At a critical juncture in its history, it searches for the right identity.
By Abraham Hyatt
On a cold, early-winter afternoon, about 25 of Redmond’s economic players are gathered in a tiny downtown church hoping for a glimpse of their future. The first major storm of the winter blew through Central Oregon a few days before. They hold jackets under their arms as they, along with Mayor Alan Unger and other city staff, cluster around a half-dozen easels where maps show a potential downtown revitalization plan.
Colors and lines fill city blocks. Blue is a new city hall with an accompanying park or plaza. Orange is an entertainment complex next to a big park. Red turns several blocks of one major street, currently the southbound arm of Highway 97, into what’s called a festival street: wide sidewalks, narrow driving lanes, water fountains, trees, public art.
A Redmond native, Unger is a convivial man with a wry grin. He’s spent the last five years as mayor grappling with the beginnings of an economic boom spurred by growth in Bend, 15 miles to the south.
AFTER THE MEETING, UNGER WALKS two short blocks to City Hall to check his mail. His breath frosts in the cold air. He seems unfazed by the critical response to the Sixth Street redevelopment idea. This is the third project the city and Sera Architects have collaborated on. Unger says any problems will be worked out in the next month.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
BY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER
Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
On Wednesday night, a couple days ahead of the 2015 season kickoff, Major League Soccer and the Players Union reached an agreement.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Oregon Business held its 22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Damian Smith bets on changing himself — and Portland — through consulting.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The Wilsonville-based company is targeting GoPro enthusiasts with its latest release. Is spy gear poised to go mainstream?
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.
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