January 2011

Kitzhaber addresses green tech, China and jobs

0111_Kitzhaber02John Kitzhaber was elected governor for the third time in November following one of the closest elections in Oregon history. He spoke with Oregon Business managing editor Ben Jacklet recently about business and economic issues.

The State We're In: Wheat prices rise

0111_Indicators01In August, after Russia halted wheat exports due to severe drought, cash bids jumped for wheat shipped through Portland.

Dealwatch January 2011

Big deals of the month.

Sam Naito works full time at age 90

0111_ATS17From his small, modest office on Northeast Airport Way in Portland, Sam Naito works five days a week at Made in Oregon, the iconic company he started 35 years ago. That a legend of Oregon business still puts in a full week as he is about to turn 90 would surprise no one who knows the Naito family.

Brewers help restore Deschutes river

0111_ATS16Oregon brewers are signing on to help with water restoration in the Deschutes River.

Study examines mushroom habitat

0111_ATS13Mushroom harvester camps in the Crescent Ranger District, which collectively rival the population of nearby towns, are weighing in on how forests are managed in an effort to protect the country’s top-producing Matsutake area.