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1 Next: a stronger wood
2 February '09 farming, natural resources and energy
3 February '09 real estate and construction indicators
4 February '09 transportation indicators
5 February '09 employment and business indicators
6 Powerlist: Commercial real estate
7 Deal Watch: Oregon's slice of the stimulus pie
8 Home sales and values sink in '08
9 A tale of two subsidies
10 Gorilla Capital pulls in revenues as the foreclosures pile up
11 A region uncorked
12 To your health
13 The robot doctor will see you now
14 The candy economy is still sweet
15 Wherefore art thou, dear consumer?
16 Building a legacy
17 Digging deeper in Klamath Falls
18 Portland's downtown downturn
19 Hip chicks sell out as urbanites flock to buy
20 Baby, you can drive my electric car
21 Gilliam County jobs up in the dumps
22 Jobs at arts, entertainment and recreation facilities grow over last year
23 The PDX-BK connection
24 The bootmaker's daughter
25 Reader input: health benefits
26 Here to help small businesses
27 Food for thought
 

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Community colleges and sustainability

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Back to School

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

By now we’ve all read the headlines: Starbucks is giving away free degrees. Except it isn’t.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Poll Wrap-Up

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Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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