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1 Next: The micro payment
2 Powerlist: Banks
3 Oregon economic indicators as of April 2009
4 Farm prices return to earth
5 Deal Watch: Allegro Music plays for keeps
6 Oregon's Top Private 150 Companies
7 Gaining ground
8 Fade to black
9 Rose's family recipe enables Beaverton Foods to prosper over the long haul
10 Barons of barter
11 Mining industry digs into the Valley's best soil
12 Oregon Caves, historic chateau help boost Josephine County
13 Warrenton's big-box plans put pressure on Astoria's businesses
14 Oregon Business wins 11 awards for excellence
15 G5 grows in search marketing
16 The buzz factor
17 Oregon Steel and the Russians
18 Share of unemployed claiming unemployment benefits
19 DNA breakthrough puts angus bulls to the test
20 Lithia burns rubber – in reverse
21 Leaky bunkers join history of bad ideas
22 Down and dirty
23 Bad times? Move to Webville
24 Sea change
25 Reader input: Sports and the economy
26 Everyone into the pool
 

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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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From the Editor: The human factor

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In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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

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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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Branching out

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