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The vast majority of Oregon’s timber harvest is happening west of the Cascades, as Eastern Oregon harvests decline to a point that’s threatening remaining mills there. Eighty-seven percent of the total harvest in 2005 occurred in the western third of the state, while total harvest in Eastern Oregon dropped 90 million board feet from 2004, according to a recent Oregon Department of Forestry report. Overall, state timber harvests were down slightly from ’04. Much of the westside timber came from private lands owned by timber companies. Meanwhile, harvesting on federal forests in the eastern portion of Oregon declined. “A beleaguered forest industry on the eastside of the state managed to keep the few remaining mills operating,” says Gary Lettman, a state forest economist. “But the possibility of industry decline is worrisome, as lumber prices fall, and the outlook for housing demand sours.”

 

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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Small business sales go big

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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