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No housing in Pendleton

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

A housing shortage in Pendleton is keeping some businesses from being able to recruit workers, and officials say the shortage is hampering the town’s growth.

 

Local designer leads sewing revolution

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

sewingKnown as McCall Pattern Company's "fit expert," Pati Palmer is a top-selling pattern designer and sewing industry leader.

 

Oregon's romance industry grows

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

aplacetolandcoverWith a growing publishing house in Baker City, a top book review website out of Hillsboro and thriving communities of about 180 writers in Salem and Portland, Oregon is grabbing a slice of the $1.36 billion romance-fiction market.

 

Mercy Corps misses out on text giving

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haiti_QuakeDay9_FoodDist526The Red Cross has raised about $255 million for Haiti, $32 million of it, 12.5%, by text message. Mercy Corps, which is much smaller, has raised $11.4 million from donors via the web, phone and in-person donations. But nothing by text.

 

Portland developer builds app business

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

OBMRavenZachary-115Small Society founder Raven Zachary realized that the money was not in writing your own killer app and reaping profits from the App Store, but in building apps for other people who want to get in on the action.

 

Precision Castparts grows with 15th acquisition

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oregon’s fastest-growing public company has grown even more formidable — and complicated — with its recent acquisition of a 49% share in Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co. of Jiangsu Province, China.

 

"Economic gardening" nurtures small businesses

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Articles - March 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Economic developers are beginning to focus on growing Oregon’s small businesses by targeting those with a potential for quick growth and sharing tactical information typically sourced only by big businesses.

 
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