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Water rate hikes flood businesses

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1210_ATS20Spiking water rates in Portland over the past three years have caused increasing concern among the many water-intensive businesses in the city. Rates have increased 43.4% in the past three years and will more than double in the next five.

 

Capital flows into fresh ideas

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS19As bad as the job market has been for 2010, the capital-raising market has been surprisingly good, and this year’s finalists at Venture Northwest offered strong reasons as to why.
 

Iberdrola creates 70 jobs in Lakewood

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS18Portland-based Iberdrola Renewables has broken ground on a biomass energy plant in Lakeview that will bring much-needed jobs to an area with chronically high unemployment rates.
 

Langlitz Leathers follows the market into Japan

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS17Family-owned Langlitz Leathers keeps a low profile in its retail and production shop in southeast Portland. For more than 60 years it has constructed high-end custom biker apparel that has attracted a global market more than willing to pay over a thousand dollars to look like Peter Fonda, circa Easy Rider.
 

Grain, Asian markets help boost growth at Port of Portland

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS16The Port of Portland has seen a 36% increase in marine business so far in 2010, showing a positive trend for at least one area of business in Oregon.
 

Restaurants pop up in shipping containers

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS13The first thing you notice at Aprisa Mexican Cuisine on SE Eighth Avenue in Portland is the pride the company takes in producing quality drive-through food from scratch. The next thing that grabs your attention is that it’s operated out of a shipping container.
 

Harry & David stops buying commercial eggs

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Articles - December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS11Harry & David wasn’t planning to move to cage-free eggs in the company’s bakery products, but the idea certainly fit the corporate strategy “to make the most natural, wholesome product possible,” according to VP Pete Kratz.
 
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