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Geothermal investments heat up

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Big deals, mergers and transactions of the month.
 

Injury ends football career, but leads to innovation

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010

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

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_Tactics02Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland has built its success on sustainable ethics and a reverence for quality.
 

Readers share recovery ideas

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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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Spring thaw

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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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Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
02.25.14 Thumbnail MedwasteBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

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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