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Monday, October 19, 2009

DSCN4755What do ink-jet printers, chainsaws and jet engines have in common? More than you would think, if Chris Harris has his way.

 

Oregon economic indicators as of August 2009

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Archives - November 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

 

Powerlist: Health plans

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Archives - November 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ranked by number of plan members

 

Business filings remain sluggish

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Archives - November 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Oregon corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) declined 11% and 6% respectively in the first eight months of 2009 compared to 2008.

 

Deal Watch: Big NOAA contract boosts Vigor Marine

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Archives - November 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

VigorMarine_DryDockAN AVERAGE SHIP repair job for Vigor Marine runs from four to six weeks. It's a fairly standard timeline, but one that also makes it pretty difficult for workers in such a wavy industry to ever enjoy a real sense of job security.

 

Trouble in Timber Town: Decades after an industry downfall, towns still grapple with what's next

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Archives - November 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

obm 091709 -303Oregon's historically timber-dependent communities struggle to diversify with increasing desperation. What's ahead for these once-prosperous towns? It's a question far from answered.

 

Down by the old mill

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Archives - November 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

0T5P8680Bob Russell finds his dream in making Butte Creek Mill a thriving business for Eagle Point.

 
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