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Fishermen explore direct sales

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS08Commercial fishing in Oregon may be looking to its past to help sustain its future. Some Oregon fishermen increasingly are considering selling their catch directly to local consumers through a possible Community-Based Fishery Management program, similar to the popular Community Supported Agriculture programs.

 

Free-trade agreement could mean new berry market

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS07A free-trade agreement with South Korea could help Oregon’s blueberry market bounce back from the depths of 2009.

 

Tattoo industry makes its mark

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS06Oregon’s tattoo industry has flourished in the past few years despite the bad economy, with the number of licensed practitioners growing 350% in the past decade and the number of schools almost tripling.

 

Drop tower has business opportunities

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
0910_ATS05A new drop tower that simulates a weightless environment at Portland State University isn’t just a cool toy for researchers. There’s also opportunity for business applications.
 

Costly rules to hit truckers

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS04New California regulations coming in January will hit the wallets of Oregon truckers.

 

Disaster business helps FLIR

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS02Recent disasters around the world have helped boost the fortunes of FLIR Systems, the Wilsonville-based manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras used in the private and government sectors.

 

Astoria brewery expands downtown

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Articles - September 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010

0910_ATS01Fort George Brewery is set to fire up its recently installed 30-barrel brewing system by the end of September, an expansion in the blighted area of downtown that is paving the way for new jobs.

 
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