November 2010

Geothermal investments heat up

1110_ATS07The ongoing construction of a $124 million geothermal plant near Neal Hot Springs was made possible by a $102 million Department of Energy loan this summer, the largest of its kind given to a geothermal project in the country. The DOE investment and other proposed government incentives are making geothermal development in the state more feasible after years of complications from large overhead costs and environmental concerns.

David Evans gets NOAA contract

Big deals, mergers and transactions of the month.

Injury ends football career, but leads to innovation

1110_ATS03The pro football draft day of 1994 was the worst day of Brian Cassidy’s life. Once ranked among the top prospects in the nation, Cassidy watched as player after player was drafted and he was overlooked.

Oregon draws from California, exports to Washington

1110_ATS02Oregon gained about 75,000 more residents than it lost from 2003-2008 with Californians accounting for the lion’s share of immigrants.

Projects spark energy in Eugene

1110_ATS01City efforts to reduce barriers to construction along with some substantial loans to downtown projects have helped boost Eugene’s economy.

Noble Coffee prospers in Ashland

1110_Tactics02Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland has built its success on sustainable ethics and a reverence for quality.

Readers share recovery ideas

1110_InputGraph03Problems continue to plague Oregon's economy. Here's how 704 of our readers ranked ways to help the recovery in a survey conducted in late September by research partner CFM Strategic Communications.

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