April 2010

Female exec consortium forms in Bend

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Articles - April 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

BSkovborgPictureFemale entrepreneurs and CEOs are taking the initiative to become more prominent in the business community and grow their individual businesses by starting the first consortium of female executives in Central Oregon.

 

Shepherds Flat project boosts rural employment

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Articles - April 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010

WindmillMediumThe dozens of jobs being created to build the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm are economic manna for distressed Gilliam and Morrow counties.

 

Exporters follow the money to China

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Articles - April 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010

chinaWhile European markets have struggled with the Greek debt crisis of late, Asian economies have bounced back powerfully. That’s good news for Oregon because five of the state’s top six export markets are Asian nations.

 

Oregon's auto import business crashes

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Articles - April 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010

importilloOregon’s once-booming auto import business, already limping along at half speed after two years of recession, has crashed into another speed bump with the Toyota recall debacle.

 

gDiapers brings sustainability to diaper world

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Articles - April 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010

GDiapers2agDiapers has been taking the diaper world by storm since the company launched in December 2005. With Kimberly Graham-Nye and husband Jason at its helm, gDiapers has been stocking the shelves with a unique hybrid product: a cloth diaper cover with a disposable insert.

 

Spring sprouts economic hope

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Articles - April 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is finally here and hopeful green sprigs are sprouting in the economic landscape.

 

Priorities for public servants

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Articles - April 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010

inputWhat priority should elected officials give the following issues in the next 18 months?

 
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