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February 2011

Oregon's population growth slows

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_Population_DataburstOregon’s population grew just 12% between 2000 and 2010 after increasing 20% the prior decade.
 

Embedding music posters with bar codes

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_TaggrTaggr, a Portland-based startup music promotions company, plans to allow consumers to interact directly with those music posters that spark their interest.
 

Phoseon takes off in Hillsboro

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_PhoseonFor nearly a decade Phoseon has been trying to transform the printing industry by replacing high-voltage, mercury-based bulbs used to dry and cure ink with ultraviolet LED lamps that last longer, emit less pollution, use less energy and contain no mercury.
 

OSU expands in Bend

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_OSUGrads_02Oregon State University celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Cascades campus this year, but the work there has just begun.
 

Mixed success for manufacturing jobs

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_Manufacturing_Databurst_01Manufacturing rose and fell around the state, depending on the product.
 

Portland rated a top real estate buy

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_HandMLow vacancy rates in the Portland retail, office and industrial real estate sectors have made the city a good choice for investors looking to put money back into the market.
 

Startup develops high tech hunting suit

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_HECSHuman Energy Concealment Systems specializes in gear that conceals hunters' electromagnetic fields from prey.
 
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