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Oregon coastal tourism is picking back up

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Oregon_CoastThe Coast’s tourism industry is expected to be slightly better than last year.

 

Geothermal interest heats up in Oregon

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Friday, April 16, 2010

geo2Cheaper technology, stimulus funding and interest in renewable power have spurred a renaissance in geothermal exploration in Oregon after decades of failed attempts.

 

Wind farm construction puts stress on eastern railway yard

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

DSC_0014New wind farm construction is straining the capacity of Shutler Station Industrial Park to the point that Gilliam County officials are asking for a state grant for additional railway track.

 

Possible figure skating payoff keeps PDX on its toes

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

iStock_000004563761The City of Roses will play host this November to international figure skating competition Skate America in hopes of getting a shot at getting the National Championships back after five years.

 

Umpqua Bank expands during recession

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

IMG_1845Umpqua Bank is relatively healthy despite short-term disappointments, and it’s positioning itself to emerge as a strong regional bank after the present malaise abates.

 

Bend Research reinvents itself under CEO Rod Ray

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Friday, April 16, 2010

_ND35988CEO Rod Ray is reinventing the company’s business model to make Bend Research a leader in pharmaceutical drug-delivery research.

 

Oregon voters are unimpressed with the state's political leadership

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Friday, April 16, 2010

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From the Editor: The human factor

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Barrister bands

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Small business sales go big

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

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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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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

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