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Unemployment eased in some regions, not others

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_Indicators_01The state and nation were mired in unemployment during 2010.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of November 2010

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
 

Fishermen lobby to deep-six marine reserves

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_CapePerpetuaA recent scientific study co-authored by Oregon State University marine biologists showed that marine reserves help boost fisheries over 100 miles away.
 

Ski fortunes rise, then fall in wild weather year

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_SkiHigh hopes for the Oregon ski industry’s most successful season in history got swamped by a rain-soaked January that caused resorts to close lifts and limit service.
 

Ecotrust backs new markets

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_Ecotrust_01Struggling rural towns got a $60 million boost in 2010 from the federal New Market tax credit program and Portland-based Ecotrust CDE, which funneled money from the program into regional businesses creating green jobs in economically distressed communities.
 

Ochoco fires up job-saving pellet plant

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_OchocoOchoco Lumber’s new biomass plant, built adjacent to its existing sawmill on its Malheur Lumber site in John Day, began churning out pellets this month.
 

Numbers don't add up for dairies

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Articles - February 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
0211_MalloriesMilkThe closing of a longtime Oregon dairy has delivered another blow to an already fragile industry suffering from declining milk prices and rising feed costs. Five years ago Oregon had about 330 dairy farms that produced and sold milk. Today it has 280.
 
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Small business sales go big

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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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The more they change, the more they stay the same

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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Green your workplace

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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On fire

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A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Fuel's gold

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BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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

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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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Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

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The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


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